Spyware and Adware pose the security risk to the Internet user because if in case, the user clicked on the link or ad while surfing on the web then these links redirects the user to the unprotected sites. Or if the user has download the free app and after that, there computer becomes sluggish and also these apps started tracking your online movements. If your computer becomes sluggish or annoying pop up ads comes on your computer screen then these are the signs of adware or spyware. Hence, Webroot team just wants its user to know about Spyware and how they can avoid it. The user can easily install this security product in their devices through www.webroot.com/safe. It regularly scans the data and secures your device from malware and viruses. In this blog, you will read about Spyware and how you can avoid it.
What is Spyware and Adware?
Generally, Spyware takes its place in your computer without your consent or permission. It basically, runs in the background, collects information and also monitors your online activities. Usually, spyware captures and transmit your personal information to identity thieves.
And Adware is different than Spyware, it displays the advertising content on your computer system. Normally, these ads are legitimate but some adware monitors your browsing activities and after that, use your information for their own benefits so this is a threat to your privacy.
Before downloading, you should ensure you really need a program like it is advised, you should not install unnecessary program which are not required. You must know about ActiveX tool, which install spyware in your device without your knowledge or consent. And you can also turn off ActiveX according to your browser preferences but if a trusted site requires this, you can turn it back on.
Read licensing agreements:
It takes time to read the license agreements, but if you wanted to be safe, then you should not just scroll down to the bottom and then click the “I accept” button. You must read each agreement carefully and also look it does not install spyware or adware in your system.
Look for anti-spyware scams:
There are so many “anti-spyware” tools, available on the web, which do little or nothing to prevent spyware. These tools, also give the offer of providing free scans, which will identify hundreds of spyware programs in your computer. And they force you to immediately buy their bogus product. So, beware of these types of tools.
Beware of clickable advertisements:
You should try to avoid the programs specially the freeware which gives you clickable ads. Because these ads are the signal of danger. If in case, you click the ads, then it is possible this will install spyware in your devices which collects your personal information without your permission.
The above method will help you to catch spyware, before it harms your device. If you want any kind of help, then just visit to the site of Webroot via www.webroot.com/safe.