Thanks for responding! I am glad my solution helped you. Now I post
here in assumption that I have succesfully answered your question.
As you see, spyware comes in many forms, and among the more noticeable
forms is the self-installation of a toolbar on your Internet Explorer
browser. When you surf a site or click some links that have spyware,
it causes the spyware code to be copied to your computer, and when
detected by another site later on, it causes toolbars or dialers to be
installed on your computer without your wanting them. This spyware is
even designed to resist changes by the users, and takes special
software to change or remove them. Spyware is a very common and
onerous problem these days, and you will need to install a lot of
software to help you avoid the mess of problems that result from it.
For the benefit of others, let me include some other
Here's a site with a list of websites pertaining to the topic of Spyware:
Search Engine Wars forum - Spyware in your computer, toolbars bug the FTC
For the protection proper, here are some Spyware programs:
Ad-Aware free edition
- Has other software like CWS Shredder, Startuplist and others.
Another solution might be to use another browser that isn't prone to
spyware, like Mozilla:
Mozilla home page
Search Strategy is my personal experience.
I hope this has been a most helpful answer. If you need something
clarified, or have a problem with the answer, do please post a Request
for Clarification before rating and I shall respond as soon as I can.