The fact that spyware is a piece of software that runs in the background of your computer without you knowing at all means that it is taking up resources that will eventually slow down your computer. This is why you should do your best to prevent spyware from installing itself on your computer. The main point here is that spyware is bad and you should always be protecting yourself against it at all costs. For the purpose of this article were going to discuss spyware and how to prevent it. To prevent spyware I personally use two pieces of software, one is used to scan and remove software that is either spyware or malware and the other is used to prevent spyware from coming in contact with my computer.
The first is called MalwareBytes Anti Malware and is a free program. Once you have installed it on your computer perform a full scan to fully scan your hard drive. I highly recommend doing this as it will go through each and every single file on your computer individually to make sure that it is not infected. Once a full scan is done and you plan on doing another scan in the future, quick scan will be sufficient. There is only one downside to using the free version of this software- you have to manually update it by clicking on the update button. If you are interested just do a Google search for them.
The second piece of software that I mainly use to defend my computer is called Spyware Blaster. Take note of the difference here: one program eliminates malware/spyware and the other prevents Malware and Spyware from ever coming in. The program will provide you will full protection as soon as you install it. By the way, you are also going to have to manaully update this program, just like the last one.
See what most people fail to realize is that your computer can easily become infected if you don’t have the proper protection and those infections can become fatal to your data and even your computer hardware in the long run.