Spyware Blockers 101

by Barbara J. Feldman on December 8, 2009

Spyware is becoming worse and is finding its way onto computer operating systems without the knowledge of the user more regularly. And although you may have placed a spyware blocker on your computer a couple of months ago it may no longer be effective at finding and destroying the new types of spyware out there. Spyware can take over your browser, monitor your online activities, and steal personal and private information. Learning about different spyware blockers can stop this from happening. Here are some things to know and lessons to learn; Spyware Blockers 101.

So the bad news is that spyware threats continue to rise as you continue to use the Internet. The good news is that the tools to remove spyware from your computer are continually improving to combat this deadly piece of software. There are hundreds of spyware blockers available to computer users. Let’s take a look at the top spyware blockers.

Some choices in Spyware Blockers

  • Max Secure: Max Secure software’s Spyware Detector when used properly removes 96.2 percent of the spyware infections found on operating systems. This is one of the top picks for paid spyware blockers. It will also automatically scan your PC.
  • SmartScan: SmartScan technology also has a spyware detector available and will scan an entire operating system in under two minutes which measures and beats out many other spyware detectors that can take up to an hour to do a full scan. You will also have to purchase this piece of software.
  • Free spyware software: When it comes to using free spyware software they all perform about the same. Your chances of removing all of the spyware is less than if you paid for spyware blocker software so you are more likely to get rid of the spyware if you use multiple free software programs.

How to eliminate spyware infections with blockers

In order to remove spyware infections the spyware blockers must be able to first detect the spyware and then stop the process from actively running on your computer memory. People who create spyware know that there are programs constantly running on your computer that keep it functioning properly but know that most users don’t know what they are or are unlikely to figure out what they all mean and do. This is why it’s so easy for them to send infectious spyware to computers without being noticed. You need to find a spyware blocker that eliminates everything it doesn’t recognize. Most of the paid software spyware blockers should have the capacity to do this. Spyware Detector is one such program that was found to eliminate almost ninety percent of spyware programs found on PCs. StopZilla also did a great job at detecting, cleaning up, and removing spyware from PCs. But before you go out and buy a spyware blocker you need to understand its two most important functions; detect spyware and stopping the process from running in the memory.

Spyware blockers 101; a short synopsis of what spyware blockers have been found the most effective and what you need to know about spyware blockers for them to work effectively. It’s also important when searching for spyware blockers that the spyware blocker software can prevent future infections on your computer. A good spyware blocker will constantly monitor and watch the computer for signs suspicious behavior and warn you of it. Knowing as much as you can about spyware and what spyware blockers are out there can keep your computer from becoming infected and keep it clean from future spyware software.

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