Friday, February 6, 2009
One of the best ways to protect yourself from spyware is to prevent it from installing itself in the first place. is one of the best methods to inoculate your system, and best of all it's free! This application prevents known ActiveX controls, hijackers and dialers from being installed in the first place - a must for any internet user.
Some other common sense methods are to:
- Ensure that Windows is up to date using the build in Windows Update tool. Make sure you check for updates on a regular basis to patch any security holes that may arise.
- Only download from sites you trust - don't download from just anywhere as spyware may be bundled.
- Avoid P2P applications! Software from here is often loaded with other nasties.
- Make sure you use a good firewall, as this will monitor any suspicious internet activity.