Anti-Spyware is a product specifically designed to eliminate the presence of spyware
on the pc. There are several products that have been released that offer solution in
removing and blocking of spyware. Spyware is actually a kind of malware or malicious
software that gathers information about the users without their permission. Normally,
spyware is concealed from the knowledge of the users and it is difficult to detect. As the
spyware threat arise, numerous programmers created techniques on how to prevent it
because if a huge number of spyware gets into the system, the only remedy available is
to back up the data and reinstall the operating system.
Today, anti-spyware is already included in every package of anti-virus products. This
product provides real-time protection, mimicking the function of anti-virus. It scans all
incoming data and automatically blocks if there are threats detected. It scans disk files,
downloads time and it immediately block if identified or has similar traits with spyware.
It can even identify the spyware that has already been installed on to the computer.
There are steps that should be taken to be able to get rid of spyware. First put the
computer on “lockdown”, which means it’s either disconnect the internet connection
or use anti-virus software. Secondly, check the location and remove it, it could be done
manually or with the help of anti-spyware software. Once the process is done or during
the course, websites that is prone to spyware should be avoided. A regular scanning
should be scheduled.