Spyware is malicious software that is designed to perform certain functions when it reaches your computer. It does this without your permission and the chaos it unleashes includes pilfering sensitive information, barraging you with pop-up windows and possibly crashing your computer. It’s called Spyware because it can be installed without the user’s knowledge and quietly collects information. Detecting and removing spyware can be a real challenge.
The best ways to protect yourself from spyware are to make sure you have a reliable firewall installed, keep your software updated and only download content from sites you know are safe. If you use Internet Explorer for browsing, you can adjust the security settings to limit how much information will be accepted from a site. Finally and most importantly, make sure you install antispyware protection.
Barracuda, Norton, McAfee and other companies offer solutions for blocking spyware and many of these products feature automatic data backups, parental controls and identity protection. There is even social networking security for Twitter, Facebook and other programs that allow you to socialize safely.
So what action should you take if you are compromised by Spyware? Call Teltek! Removing spyware can be tricky, so let our IT experts scrub your system clean of that malicious malware and send those spies back to their evil secret headquarters.
As a Microsoft Certified Partner and Dell Registered Partner, Teltek has the knowledge and resources to keep your computer network and IT infrastructure current and functioning efficiently with the personalized service Teltek clients have grown to admire. With office locations in Baltimore and Westminster, Maryland, we serve clients across MD, DC and VA.
Let Teltek be your single source technology solutions provider. Call us today at 1.866.9.Teltek to find out why 2,000 repeat clients trust Teltek to maintain their critical business technology systems each and everyday. That’s the Teltek difference!