Scumware & Malware
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just a few examples of programs that contain
Spyware, Scumware & Malware programs which
you may have installed unknowingly!
What is it?
Spyware / Scumware / Malware programs often
get installed without user knowledge because
they come packaged with another piece of Software
which you might have downloaded and installed.
What does it do?
Besides monitoring your
Internet surfing activities and reporting
back to a central server - some are also responsible
for many other malicious acts like stealing
your website revenue, feeding you pop-ups and
inserting hyperlinks which the website owner
didn't actually put there.
(These inserted hyperlinks and pop-ups may take
you away from the website you are currently
on and direct you to a competitors website or
even a website which you may not find suitable
for your children).
Spyware also presents ethical problems especially
for webmasters and companies who run an online
business. For instance, if you run your business
online you would have spent hours and money
on creating you website and the last thing you
want is a competitors ad or hyperlink appearing
every time a user visits your site.
Another major cause for concern is affiliate
hyjacking by using Theftware / Stealware programs
etc.., where your banner ad / affiliate id is
replaced by these programs and they then claim
any commissions which would have been payable
There are even programs about which could use
your PC and it's processing resources without
your knowledge - which will slow down your computer.
Be careful what you
download! You might not like it.
How can I get rid of Spyware, Scumware &
There are some very good programs available
which can successfully get rid of any Spyware
/ Scumware / Malware programs which you may
have downloaded and installed unknowingly.
One of these programs is Spyware Eliminator
which you can try risk free for 90 days. Download