All types of spiteful software, which includes Adware and Spyware, are known as Malware.
Usually a computer user does not deliberately install and download adware and spyware in his/her computer.
But it gets installed automatically when a user visits malicious websites or install and download software programs unknowingly.
Many people even do not know the difference between Malware, Adware and Spyware.
Malware = MALicious + softWARE or Malicious software.
This term is mostly used to describe all kinds of nasty software that includes dishonest adware, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, computer viruses, most rootkits, crimeware and other superfluous malicious software.
Adware = Advertisement + softWARE.
It displays advertisements automatically when the software runs.
These advertisements are usually designed by the software programmers.
These can be blocked by buying a license, which can remove these ads permanently.
Spyware = Spy + softWARE.
It is formed to spy on the computer by constantly observing the uses and habits of the computer users without their consent or knowledge.
Spy ware is usually crafted to capturer take partial control over the computer without consent and knowledge of the users.
The way you can detect that your PC has infected with Adware and Spyware:
- If the Internet explorer behaves erratically or completely stops working.
- If the computer becomes slow in spite of not having many programs installed.
- If you get false error messages constantly or the computer gets freezes frequently without any reason.
- If your computer is loaded with a number of odd programs which you cannot delete even after trying a lot.
- If the firewall alerts you about some program trying to connect them with Internet and you do not have any clue about these programs.
- If you have antivirus [http://www.
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A program, which you can download, will detect and remove any Adware or Spyware from your computer.
A single program alone will not be able to delete all the Adware and Spyware.
So you should install as well as use more than one program to get rid off this problem surely and permanently.
While removing Adware and Spyware the PC users must be very careful.
Otherwise it may harm their PC permanently.