Clean out Spyware and other Malware to secure and speed up PC

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Spyware, malware, badware, Oh my!

Malware and Badware are terms used to describe all sorts of software with malicious intent. Everything from 'root-kits' to trojans, viruses, and spyware. They do everything from hijack your computer to steal personal information.
The World Wide Web is 'checkered' with tricky, enticing, deceptive LINKS that we ALL stumble into from time to time. If you do not want to pay $75/hr to have a tech remove the infection, it would be prudent/frugal to do as much as you can to prevent it from happening in the first place.

Spyware removal

Spyware is removed with spyware removal software. Scans are run manually or automatically according to a schedule. When spyware is found, it can be 'quarranteened' or removed altogether.

Top Security Tips

  1. Make sure your computer requires a password to log on.

    Click: Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Change/Choose your account -> Create Password
  2. If you are using Windows® 7, turn User Account Control up to 'Always Notify'.

    Click: Start -> Control Panel -> System and Security -> Change User Account Control Settings
  3. If you use Windows® XP, Make sure the 'Account type' of your normal/daily usage account is NOT Administrator.
  4. Keep Windows® updated
  5. Use professional security suite.
NOTE: Set scheduled scans for idle hours so that they do not slow your computer while you use it.
NOTE: Remove other/old Security Software BEFORE Installing New.
TIP: For more stubborn problems, which seem to prevent you from removing them, get Windows Defender Online through a healthy PC, and create the bootable CD or USB as per the directions.