Monday, July 18, 2011

What to Look For When Choosing Anti Spyware Software

What should you be looking for in an anti spyware software? Before we get into that, let's look at why you need an anti spyware product. Spyware infects 90% of computers with an internet connection, so there's a good chance it's on your system. Spyware can cause big problems, most notably your banking information ending up in the wrong hands.

Here's some of the features you should look for in an anti spyware product:

Ease of Setup/Use: Is it simple to get the program up and running without having to read a book or tech support manual? You also want to be able to quickly find the features you need, and the descriptions should make perfect sense to someone who does not know a lot about computers

Effectiveness of Detection: How good is the product at finding spyware, keyloggers, malware, and trojan horses? You also want an anti spyware program with real time protection that acts as a defense mechanism

Effectiveness of Removal: This refers to the spyware remover's ability to find intruders that are actual intruders, and not important program files. Some programs find a lot of spyware that is not really spyware

System Performance: Once you install the anti spyware program, does it make your system slow down? Your goal is to improve your computer, after all!

Performance of Scan: Will you be able to keep using your computer for other applications while the spyware scan is taking place?

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