How do I know if I have spyware or adware?

18 July 2009

A few common symptoms of having spyware are:

  • Web browser home page has been hijacked (changed without your permission)
  • New toolbars on your web browser(s)

The most common symptom of being infected with adware would be:

  • A lot of pop-ups appearing for no reason
  • Your computer's desktop image being changed without permission

As spyware and adware is evolving it's becoming even harder to detect you may not even notice the symptoms, but that doesn't mean that you're not infected.

It's still worth downloading a spyware and adware removal application to be sure and also to minimise risk in the future.

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