Are there any preventative steps to protect my computer from Spyware and Adware?

    It is important that you understand what type of programs you are downloading and that you read the End User License Agreement before accepting any software. If you notice an increase in the number of pop-ups appearing when you are online or offline, you will need to run a full scan of your computer using an appropriate AntiVirus, anti-spyware, or anti-adware software program to help find and remove the unwanted programs.