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  • 1. Spyware & InternetSecurity
  • 2. Different Types of Spyware Spyware Adware Embedded Programs Trojan Horse Browser Hijackers Dialers Malware
  • 3. Why do people make Spyware? Profit A challenge Malice Boredom Business
  • 4. How do I know if I’ve got Spyware? Computer is running slower than normal Popups (on or off the internet) New toolbars Home page changes Search results look different Error messages when accessing the web
  • 5. What does Spyware look like?
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  • 16. How do I get rid of Spyware?Use a legitimate spyware removal programWe suggest Spybot Search and Destroy in combination with Microsoft Antispyware (now called Defender)Ad-aware is a good program and is free for home use but is no longer free for educational use.
  • 17. Steps in Spyware Removal1. Add and Remove Programs Menu2. Reboot3. Run a Spybot Scan4. Reboot5. Run a Microsoft Antispyware Scan6. Reboot7. If still having problems manually remove registry and startup entries (Do NOT do this yourself)
  • 18. How do I prevent Spyware? Be conscious of what you are clicking on/downloading Some pop-ups have what appears to be a close button, but will actually try to install spyware when you click on it. Always look for the topmost right red X. Remember that things on the internet are rarely free. “Free” Screensavers etc. generally contain ads or worse that pay the programmer for their time.
  • 19. The Least Wanted ListWeatherbug (GAIN or Claria) Begin2SearchHotbar 180Solutions180 Search Assistant ZangoMyWebSearch CoolWebSearchPopular Screensavers DyFuCAComet Cursors BonzaiBuddyA Better Internet (Aurora) BargainBuddyKazaa / Morpheus DashbarGameSpy Arcade GatorWhenUSave WeatherScopeNew.Net Best Offers NetworkStarware Toolbar Precision TimeMySearch FunWeb
  • 20. Phishing Most commonly an Email stating your account Information needs updating Watch for URL’s that are numeric or different from the link you clicked on Best thing to do is to type in the URL and check your account directly without following any links in the Email Many legitimate emails no longer contain a link (Paypal)
  • 21. Phishing Examples
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  • 26. Phishing Examples
  • 27. How secure do you need to be? Be Prudent not Paranoid Did you initiate the action? Why is this free? Is the source trustworthy? When in doubt Google it
  • 28. Safer Alternatives Download.com – All programs are adware/spyware free Freesaver.com – Screensavers from this site are safe DO NOT click on ads KFOR or News9 Cleansoftware.org
  • 29. The Bottom Line It is safe to install these programs:  Microsoft AntiSpyware(Defender)  Spybot Search & Destroy  SpywareBlaster  SpywareGuard If you are running a different Spyware program contact your Technology Specialist to make sure it is not a rogue