If you own a computer and are connected to the internet then you will almost definitely have heard of spyware software and will also be at risk.
The purpose of this article is to inform readers as to the risks of spyware software and explain exactly what spyware is and what it does.
Spyware as the name suggests is software that spy’s on you and collects information on your internet usage.
The computer user will be unaware that this is happening as spyware software applications are usually hidden components in both freeware and shareware programs that can be downloaded from the internet.
Spyware is installed without your knowledge or consent and poses some very real threats.
Once spyware software has been installed onto your computer it will actively begin monitoring your activity on the internet and will transmit all the information it gathers onto its owner which is usually an advertiser of some sorts.
Spyware software is very dangerous and this illegal software can record your internet history, passwords, and keystrokes, and some spyware can also record other confidential and private information.