Spyware, phishing scams, intruders, spam... the list is long and ever growing. In fact, for most
people these days Spyware is a far greater danger than viruses. Spyware is software installed on a computer system
that hijacks information and shares it with someone else, the originator of the Spyware or to whom they have sold
it. The information gathered from the Spyware may include the following: the web sites you visited, email
addresses, passwords and your credit card numbers.
Free online scans are useful diagnostic tools but they are not a
substitute for a proper anti-virus program that is installed on your PC. Prevention is better than cure. Free
Avast is available in multiple languages, check if your language is available. The Free Avast setup is easy,
after a few clicks and updates for virus definitions the Free Avast anti virus software is running.
Malware is usually installed on your computer without your knowledge. These programs are often
embedded in Web sites and are installed when your browser loads the page. Malware program writers are increasingly
taking steps to ensure that computers infected with their programming will stay infected.
Malicious code, The TROJAN virus programming has evolved to a point where it is increasingly
harder to keep them off one's computer. Viruses and other malicious software can do much harm to one's personal data. Malicious Trojan Horse
programs are often used to circumvent protection systems in effect creating a vulnerable system to allow
unauthorized access to the user's computer.
However, if you do not choose to use a different anti-virus program, Microsoft's Windows
Defender is recommended for those who are running Windows.