DEFINING A SPYWARE

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A spyware can be defined as any program which is entered into a system secretly and gathers information saved within it and transfers it to a third party without making it in the knowledge of the user. It enters into the system as a result of installing a new application.

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DEFINING A SPYWARE

  1. 1. DEFINING A SPYWAREA spyware can be defined as any program which is entered into a system secretly and gathersinformation saved within it and transfers it to a thirdparty without making it in the knowledge of the user. It enters into the system as a result of installing a new application. http://www.spywareremoversreview.net
  2. 2. HOW DOES A SPYWARE ENTERS INTO A SYSTEMDrive-Drive-by downloadPiggybacked software installationsBrowser add-ons add-Masquerading as anti-spyware anti- http://www.spywareremoversreview.net
  3. 3. WHAT CAN SPYWARE DO Hogs up RAM andprocessing power. Generates endless pop-up pop-screens. It resets the home page settings of the web browser. Redirects the web search process. Modifies DLL’s. http://www.spywareremoversreview.net
  4. 4. WHAT CAN SPYWARE DO Can record everyaction performed onthe system. Modifies Internetsettings. Changes firewall settings. Stops the user from removing them from the registry. Steals affiliated credits. http://www.spywareremoversreview.net
  5. 5. TYPES OF SPYWAREAdwareBack DoorsKeyloggersDialersModem hijackingPage hijackingScreen recordersChat loggersCalling home http://www.spywareremoversreview.net
  6. 6. TYPES OF SPYWAREAdware:Adware: Monitors browser habits and the wordsthat are typed in the search engine.Back Doors: Offers entry of a hacker or spammer Doors:within the system.Keyloggers:Keyloggers: Keeps track of every keystroke of thesystem. http://www.spywareremoversreview.net
  7. 7. TYPES OF SPYWAREDialers:Dialers: Mainly uses adult sites to install specificprograms on the system.Modem Hijacking: Installs script which changes Hijacking:the dial-up number of the modem. dial-Page Hijacking: Installs malicious scripts through Hijacking:web browsers. contd http://www.spywareremoversreview.net
  8. 8. TYPES OF SPYWAREScreen Recorders: Record screen captures at Recorders:timely intervals and saves them in a file.Chat Loggers: It is a hidden program on the Loggers:system and records all the IM’s of the system.Calling Home: Tends to send information to the Home:creator of the program. http://www.spywareremoversreview.net
  9. 9. BASIC PRINCIPLES OF SPYWARE Has the ability to readanything on the system. Can also be used legallyin order to monitor theactivities performed on the system. Allowed by businesses for promotional purposes. contd http://www.spywareremoversreview.net
  10. 10. BASIC PRINCIPLES OF SPYWARE Extremely hard to avoid this program. Prevails all over theInternet. In order to prevent,avoid downloadingfrom the Internet. http://www.spywareremoversreview.net
  11. 11. HOW TO REMOVE SPYWAREDownload anti-spyware tools. anti-Perform a manual analysis.Get rid of Rootkits http://www.spywareremoversreview.net
  12. 12. DOWNLOAD ANTI-SPYWARE ANTI- TOOLSDownload malicious Software Removal Tool.Download Windows DefenderDownload a free anti-virus application. anti- http://www.spywareremoversreview.net
  13. 13. PERFORM A MANUAL ANALYSIS Examine alloperations of theoperating system. Detect for unusual behaving applications. Do some research if the program is unknown to you. http://www.spywareremoversreview.net
  14. 14. GET RID OF ROOTKITS Nastiest specimen of spyware. Hides themselves fromanti-anti-spyware tools. Install anti-rootkit utility tool. anti- http://www.spywareremoversreview.net
  15. 15. FINAL WORDTo stay safe from spyware, avoid installing applications from the web or make sure you download them from a reliable source which has the feature on anti-spyware anti- program! http://www.spywareremoversreview.net

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