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What does Spyware do?

The goal of Spyware is to gather information from an infected PC and report it to the author of the program. There are many ways this is accomplished. For example, a Spyware program that wants to gather username's and passwords will use a KeyLogging program. A KeyLogging program does just what its name suggests, log keystrokes. These keystrokes can contain a treasure trove of information like passwords, social security numbers, credit card numbers and other financial account information.

Spyware can also display ads on your PC in hopes that you will visit a site that you normally wouldn't. Often these sites are full of more spyware programs and possibly viruses. Another method of getting you to visit sites you normally wouldn't, it through Browser Redirects or Hijack. Browser Hijacks are very annoying because they can change your home page and redirect your web searches to a site that will likely install more malicious software.

In the process of performing these annoying activies, Spyware can slow down your PC tremendously. Some programs demand a large amount of CPU to display ads, track keystrokes, reinstall itself, etc...This is one of the tell tale signs of an infected PC.

 

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