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Adware and spyware are software programs designed to gather information about you and your internet browsing habits for marketing purposes. These programs gather information by means of advertisements and embedded applications. Often these programs are installed automatically because they are bundled in with other software and are sometimes difficult to uninstall traditionally. Adware is designed to feed advertising by means of pop-up ads and/or toolbar installations, these toolbars will often redirect your searches to unintended sites. Spyware monitors your computer and internet use, some of the effects include "keyloggers" that can capture of your keystrokes, credit card numbers, passwords, and sensitive information.
The best way to prevent your privacy and the effects of adware and spyware is to:
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