How do I know if my computer is infected with Spyware/Adware?
Common behaviors of computers that are infected with Spyware or Adware include:
–Excessive pop-up ads when surfing the Internet
–Pop-up ads or messages appear even when you are not connected to the Internet
–Slower than normal page loading speeds
–Settings for your browser home page (first Web page opened when connecting to the Internet) have been changed
–A new toolbar is installed in your browser without your consent. It may also reappear when you connect to the Internet even if you have removed it.
–Strange or unexpected behavior from your computer even when not on the Internet
If you experience any of these behaviors on a regular basis, you may have Spyware and/or Adware installed on your computer.
The best way to find out if your computer is infected with Spyware or Adware is to perform a scan using an Anti-Spyware program like Norton Internet Security Online. Norton Internet Security Online not only provides Anti-Spyware protection but also includes AntiVirus, Firewall and Parental Controls.
To sign-up for Norton Internet Security Online, click here.