Spyware refers to software that is installed on your personal computer without your knowledge. It tracks personal or sensitive information, then sends the information to advertisers. This will increase pop-up advertisements (called adware). Many popular anti-virus software programs also contain anti-spyware software and give the ability to block spyware. Brazos recommends that its customers install reputable antivirus and anti-spyware software, update it regularly and use it regularly to run scans of their systems, and to regularly back-up their systems. Beware of pop-ups on your screen which warn you of possible problems and offer you a free scan and then sell you software to cure what may be a non-existent program. This is a common scam.
Links are provided below to programs which can check for spyware on your computer, subject to the following disclaimers.
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