What is Spyware
- All about spyware
when you are online don’t think you are safe or protected. Also your privacy safe on the internets.
Nobody safe on the web that is the cruel truth about the internet.
What is spyware?
Spyware is a type of malware that are available on both Pc and Mobile devices. Spyware infects your Pc or smartphone and gathering your information. It gathers all types of information like which site you visit, what do you do on websites, which files you download including your username and passwords. It also tries to steal your credit or debit card information. That’s why it’s known as spyware
It installs on your Pc or mobile without your permission and attached itself to the operating system.
sometimes users unintentionally install this type of malware on PC or Mobiles and sometimes it comes with Cracked Softwares.
It runs quietly in the background process, maintain a secret presence, gathering information or monitoring your activities related to your computer and send to hackers or illegal companies.
Types of Spyware
There are four main types of spyware. Each tries to track your information.
- Password stealers
password stealers are applications designed to steal passwords and secret from infected computers. The types of malware try to collected passwords include stored credentials from web browsers, system login credentials.
Adware software are automatically displays or downloads advertising material like banners or pop-ups when a user is online.
This type of malware tracks your browsing history and files you often download and predicting what products or services you want in the future. The adware will display advertisements as banner ads or pop up window for the same or related products. Adware is generally used for marketing purposes and slows down your computer.
- Banking Trojan
- Tracking cookies
- System monitors
How do I get spyware?
- Allow or accept a prompt or popup
- Downloading software from unknown source
- download email attachments from unknown sources
- Pirating software used
How to recognize spyware on your device
Spyware is challenging to recognize your device. Like all malware, it’s meant hard to find. But some clues can help you identify spyware
- Your device is slow or crashes.
- Your device out of hard drive space.
- You get pop-ups even you are offline.
How to remove spyware
How do I protect myself from spyware?
- Don’t open emails from unknown sources
- Don’t download files from an untrusted source.
- Use a reputable cybersecurity program like Avast, Malwarebyte, etc.