Making sure that your PC is protected against spyware means in most cases having to install software that does just that. If you don’t remove spyware as quickly as possible once it’s installed you might have damage to your operating system.
Most people hate the bother that comes with having to remove spyware that you never wanted installed on your computer and this is especially annoying when you consider that many of the spyware threats are created by the same people that make the antispyware software that removes them.
You don’t always have to pay to remove spyware from your computer, as there are many programs that are free and do a very good job as well. The software you choose to install on your computer should be able to prevent spyware threats from taking over your computer and to remove them if they’re already installed on it and active.
There are a number of programs available for free that do both the things I mentioned above. Spybot Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware, HijackThis are just a few of the programs that one can use to find and remove spyware that is installed on your computer. If you want to be protected against online threats but you don’t want to pay for expensive antispyware software, take the time to download and install these programs I just mentioned and see which one does the best job.
After you install the programs, you should go into safe mode with your Windows installation and do a complete scan of the system, to insure that any spyware that is already installed is removed completely. If you’re an advanced use, you can use HijackThis to analyze the computer’s registry for potential problems.
Besides installing software, you should always take some precautions when you’re online, so you don’t get spyware on your PC. Besides antispyware software, you should also use a firewall and antivirus for full protection.