In this era of modernization, owning a computer is a necessary thing. Computers are now used in almost every field. Talking about spyware, it one of types of malware that is created and spread to the user’s computer to collect data. Basically, spyware keeps an eye on each and every step and it keeps the record of each single file or web page that is run from a particular computer on which spyware software is present. The data that is collected in such a way could be easily used for the criminal and unethical activates. Just consider this case, if your personal computer has best spyware software and you are unaware of it and your personal information like bank account number its passwords and such kind of stuff is being recorded and later could easily be misused by the people who are running that spyware software. Most people think they are using best available anti virus software in the market there is no need to worry about the spyware. But in actual, they are totally wrong because spyware software is not under the check of the any kind of anti virus software. It is much more complicated then computer viruses and bad things happen when some kind of spyware software temporary of permanently block the activity of the anti virus software. In this way, not only computer is vulnerable to spyware but also it becomes easily accessible for the other kind of malwares. So there is always need of antispyware software that can detect any kind of this malware and helps to you to protect your computer and personal data to use in the unethical activates. Especially these are used by the hacker for hacking email address, bank accounts and other stuff like this.
Now the question is that how spyware is spread to such a large number of computer users. The answer to this question is that almost every one has an internet connection and mostly people like to different kind of software to their computer for free. In search of that, they visit many sites who offer software for free. The spyware based software are offered on these kind of free software sites and when a person downloads and installs that free software on his computer, the Spyware automatically get installed in the computer and keep the record of every web file that one will open that particular computer. It also saves the address, user names and as well password. The worst thing that spyware could that it can easily used to steal one’s bank account numbers, credit card numbers and passwords. And later this information is used by the hacker to hack bank account and transfer and withdraw money.
In case, if one have an spyware detecting software then whenever one install any kind of software on the computer the detecting software it self remove the files from it or it may block that program and prevent it from installation. So one should always take care before downloading and installing free version of software or else they are spyware and keep eye on your computer.