Guest Author - Leena Kothari
Every work place is full of horror stories; stories of computers locking up, cutting off, cutting on, freezing, and just generally refusing to obey their owners commands.
In many instances, the computer IS obeying commands, only not those of the owner. When third party programs embed themselves in your computer, they utilize valuable resources, reducing the amount available for you to successfully run your programs.
Spybot Search and Destroy removes adware and spyware, dialers, keyloggers, trojans and cookies. Any of these nasties can wreck havoc on your computer.
Read my previous article "What is Anti-Spyware Software"
Adware and spyware, placed there by companies that want to keep track of your surfing habits, monitor where you go and what you do to allow advertisers to target you and your computer.
Dialers, trojans, and keyloggers all report back to someone, somewhere, to tell them specifics about your computing; like what passwords you typed to access your online banking or credit card accounts.
Spybot's Free download helps detect and remove these system invaders if they are currently on your computer, and uses a "Immunize" feature to prevent these bad guys from embedding themselves on your computer in the future.
Unlike most anti-spyware applications that use tons of resources to run, Spybot uses relatively little. Constantly checking your computer against a known database of adware and spyware, you are empowered to allow or reject communication between your computer and unknown host.
As freeware, email support for Spybot is not available. Fortunately, the popularity of Spybot makes it easy to go to any of dozens of forums and receive answers to virtually any problem. If you aren't running an anti-spyware program, you must download Spybot today, and hopefully, prevent your horror story from becoming reality.
System requirements: Microsoft Windows 95 or later. For Windows Vista Application needs administrator rights. Also available for Windows Mobile.
Download: Click Here To Download Spybot
CNET review: Read Here