What is Spyware?Spyware is a big threat to the security of personal information. Spyware is technology that that helps in gathering information about a person without his knowledge. In terms of Computers it is code that tracks user’s personal information without user's authorization. Internet marketing advertisements are the most common source from where these spywares comes into action that is the reason why Internet advertising is criticized and avoided. Spyware is also known as Advertising Supported software (Adware). All adware products are not spyware. Some software’s are only designed to display advertising and not tracking your system.
Is Spyware illegal?Spyware is not an illegal type of software in any way. However a privacy oriented user may object to and therefore prefer not to use the product. This usually involves the tracking and sending of data and statistics via a server installed on the user's PC and the use of your Internet connection in the background.
Spyware Detecting SymptomsPop ups appearing on the screen even if the browser is not running.
Home page has been hijacked.
Antivirus software and related programs stop working as some spyware are so powerful that they can sabotage the programs designed to detect and eliminate them.
Search page or Home page settings changed automatically and you are unable to change it back to their original state. Some spywares can change your entire search settings and even when you change it again it revert back every time you restart your computer.
Unwanted tool bars installed to your web browser. Even if you remove these toolbars, they might return each time you restart your computer.
There's been a sudden increase in your network's traffic, eating up bandwidth.