Protect Your Computer – We Like Spies Only in Movies!
With technology comes not only progress and prosperity but also some less favorable side effects. Among these less than favorable side effects are what known as 'Adbots' or 'Spybots'. These software programs are tiny pieces of code embedded in larger software programs, designed to infiltrate your computer. Once on board, they're responsible for pop-up ads and other annoying and sometimes dangerous things.
However, these little modules do more than simply annoy as some are capable of transmitting private information about your browsing habits and behavior to third party elements over the net. In the age of overwhelming amounts of data and information, tracking users for their specific net behavior has become one of the primary goals of various web factors as it contains coveted insights that in turn, can be monetized and translated to profits.
To fight this phenomenon you're advised to look for some allies and to use software programs that can search, find and remove such modules, much like bloodhounds. Among these friendly programs you can find Spybot – Search & Destroy, Spyware Doctor and others. Their primary goal and capability is to scan your computer for malware including spyware and adware, remove them or if necessary, replace them with empty shells (sometimes removing such bots will make their host cease functioning). Another feature these defenders of computers sport is the ability to hamper the transmission of private data to external factors throughout the web by removing usage tracks such as lists of last visited sites, opened files, started programs, cookies files and so on.
Similar to the way you'll avidly defend the privacy of both yourself and your family in real life, so you should protect the privacy of your ether lives as it contains private and sometimes sensitive information.