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Adware and Spyware Prevention Techniques

Adware and Spyware Prevention Techniques Adware and Spyware prevention can be accomplished by adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Make sure your computer’s built-in firewall is enabled.
  • Use your web browser’s security settings.
  • Keep your computer up to date with the latest security patch at http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/default.aspx.
  • Use adware protection programs such as AdAware Personal Edition to protect your computer.
  • Use spyware protection programs such as Spybot Search & Destroy to protect your computer.
  • Use a malware removal tool such as Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware.
  • Be cautious when downloading or visiting unknown web sites.
  • Read the End User License Agreement (EULA) of software you do download.
  • Exit Pop-up windows or programs by using the close button in the window’s title bar rather than clicking buttons within the window.

 

 

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