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Avoiding Spyware: 5 Tips and Tricks

Spyware is a threat all over the world. Criminals are tapping into spyware as a resource to help them separate you from your money. If you're concerned about spyware on your computer and you're ready to do something about it, knowledge about what spyware is and how to avoid it is one of your greatest assets. First and foremost, if you want to avoid spyware, you'll also want to avoid freeware, or software that you can download online for free. For example, downloading a free screen saver that makes it look like you have little birds flying all over your screen or a cursor that looks like a skull or a cat's paw can seem really cool, but make you vulnerable to spyware. Freeware often (but not always) involves a functional and utilitarian piece of software with cool features and spyware riding piggyback that will install and run in the background without your knowledge. Avoiding freeware, as a general rule, will help protect you from falling prey to spyware. Online gaming sites and pornography sites are dangerous places for your personal computer. Gaming and pornography web sites inevitably will lead you into the lion's den because so many of them are...
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Don’t become a victim of spyware, get rid of it!

Spyware is without any doubt a bigger menace for Mac OS X than virus. It is more dangerous, because it gets attached with your operating system in wicked ways. It can destabilize the speed and performance of your Mac. Spyware is programmed for tracking your browsing activities, tease you with bothersome pop-ups, or redirect you to its own host websites. It is highly recommended for Mac users to install anti spyware software, which will allow them to block and remove spyware. There is plenty of anti-spyware software out there, but only a few are free to download. However, finding the free ones is a tough job. It’s best for you, not to go for random anti-spywares listed on advertising websites. Such websites usually spread spyware. So, it’s better for you to only install anti-spyware from trusted websites. Here are some trusted and quality anti spyware programs: Web Tunnel Security for Mac Web Tunnel is an all-in-one solution that offers strong real-time protection against spyware, adware, and identity theft. Web Tunnel anti spyware feature averts spyware from getting installed on your Mac, and also prevents it from reading your personal information, such as credit card numbers, emails, and web surfing. Removing spyware...
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