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Slamming Spyware

Spyware is a general term for programs that track your web-surfing habits and display pop-up ads based on your interests; these programs are also called adware. Pop-up ads might appear even when you're not online, and they can drastically slow down your computer. Although many security suites are designed to detect and delete spyware and adware, infection rates continue to grow (child-oriented websites are notorious sources of spyware) and infection methods are getting more and more clever. Even if you have an anti-spyware security suite, you might want to use additional products to stop spyware and adware from taking over your PC.

Some of the leading anti-spyware programs include the following:


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