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How to Get Rid of Spyware

Posted on: July 26th, 2012 by

As we all surf the internet our computers are subjected to an onslaught of spyware, adware, and malware. For the most part these are put on your computer in the form of a cookie when you visit certain sites. The good news is, although these types of cookies can be annoying, most of them are not dangerous to your computer. Although some of them are dangerous.

Keep Your Computer Spyware Free

When it comes to your computer an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure because keeping spyware off your computer in the first place is the best option. Before you hit the internet make sure that your computer is protected with an anti-virus program. Most computers come with the software pre-loaded, if yours did not have an anti-virus program installed there are several good ones available online that are free.

How to Get Rid of Spyware

If you should happen to get spyware on your computer, to get rid of spyware is fairly simple. The first way to do this is by hand. Find the options section of your browser or go to internet options in your control panel. Find the tab that says cookies, and click “clear cookies.” This will clear all of the cookies from your computer, even the good ones, but at least you will be rid of the spyware.

The next solution, and the best one, is to find one of the many software programs that are available online that remove spyware. As with the anti-virus programs, most of these are free or at least free to try. Install the program on your computer and have it find and remove all of the spyware from your computer. Most of these programs will remove all types of unwanted cookies from your computer including tracking cookies, malware, and adware.

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