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Anti Spyware Software and Why it is Needed

Anti Spyware Software and Why it is Needed

Let’s talk about malicious software, also called malware. malware includes what is commonly known as spyware, adware and computer viruses.

When you read an article recommending software to fix malicious software you should have a basic understanding of what spyware, adware and viruses are and what they can do to your computer. Once you have a basic understanding of what malware is you will understand what steps you need to take to solve the problem and what types of programs to use to solve the problem.

When you find that your computer has been infected by malware you need to know that these programs have been inserted into your computer without your permission. These programs piggy back on other programs or are inserted by an e-mail that should have not been opened, with the intent to disrupt your computer, find and steal your private data like credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and track your Internet activity.

Spyware is written by programmers either for themselves or others who only desire to profit from the computer infection. The person who desires to infect your computer wants to gain access to your computer to use your data. Some types of spyware infect your computer and allow the programmer to use your e-mail account to send out large amounts of spam. By doing so the programmer will not be caught spamming and cannot be prosecuted. A Key Stroke Logger can be installed. This type of spyware will track your Internet activity so that when you enter a credit card or bank account number the programmer can steal that information or track the places you visit on the Internet so that information can be sold to marketers to profit from your activity.

We have all had problems with pop up banners disrupting our computer. This is what is called adware. Adware is technically not included in a definition of malware. The reason most people add adware to malware is that often a computer can be so infected by adware the computer is disrupted to the point that adware is considered a malicious program.

When you start noticing unwanted pop up banners you will notice that your computer may slow down, Internet connection will be slow and network connection may be degraded. Many times spyware and adware will be inserted into your computer at the same time. Spyware will steal your private data or track your Internet usage and adware will convey the usage so that advertising can be directed to your computer.

We have discussed what spyware and adware will do to your computer, now it is time to look at solutions to the problems these programs bring to your computer. Do a search on your favorite search engine for anti spyware software and look at the results. You will find that there are several alternatives that are free to down load and will remove most spyware and adware programs that are harming your computer. Most of the free versions can be updated to a paid version that is more robust and provides more utility.

Software to solve these problems comes in many types. The two main types are different in that one type runs in the background on your computer always checking for malicious software and alerting the user in real time to a problem. The second type works on a scheduled scan that the user sets up and once the scan is completed the user is alerted to problems that can be remedied. The second type is gaining in popularity because it is easier to use and is more convenient.

My name is William Blakemore and I am writing this article for every day people who are having problems with slow computers. I have been using computers for business applications since 1981 when we received our first Apple Computer.

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How Do Anti DDoS Programs Function?

How Do Anti DDoS Programs Function?

Although you do have the option to hire a professional company to take care of your system for you, there are times when you just need to take care of your personal webserver, especially if your webserver is local and not a remote one or that server is relatively small. While there are hardware alternatives that you can also purchase to complement your anti DDoS capability, most of the time, the best anti DDoS programs may be enough to stop the most common DDoS attacks that your system can experience.

These software are usually priced a bit cheaper than services that you can hire, and more often than not, they have a working life of one year from date of purchase, since they are software themselves. These anti DDoS programs are usually commercial programs that were developed to combat the attacks on a software level. Using much of the same things that hardware is designed to do, these programs use essentially the same things that are used by antivirus programs, and software firewalls combined.
Being software, there are limitations to the use of these anti DDoS programs. There may be much more advanced forms of DDoS attacks that the webserver may be noticing and the program may be unable to stop it. In this case, the only way for you to mitigate the attack would be to reset the server. Just like any programs that malfunction on a computer, resetting the computer will reset anything else it was running before; not that it will stop the attacks from occurring again, but at least, you have mitigated the attack for now. 
It is at this time that the installation of these anti DDoS programs should be done. You normally install the software as you would in any computer and register it properly. You can then start the webserver again after you have ensured that the program is running and active.
After installing these anti DDoS programs and reconnecting your webserver to the internet, try and see if there are still signs of an active DDoS attack and if it is doing any harm on your server. If the program is holding up as it was designed to against the current DDoS attack, then you can rest easy, knowing that you are now protected from future DDoS attacks of this type.
Anti DDoS programs generally come in as an advanced form of firewall that are packaged mainly for the server versions of Windows. These operating systems are similar to the usual version of windows except for the fact that the server version is used, as server computers operate a little differently than the usual version of windows that we use.
This is why most of the anti DDoS programs that are being sold are packaged for these OS versions. As an example, you do not normally play any games using Windows server 2003 or 2008, and any game that you may play will run slower on these as compared to Windows Vista, XP, or 7 on the same computer hardware. When you run anti DDoS programs in a machine like this, it can use more resources for its own functions than it can using a consumer version of the same operating system.

You are welcome to visit our Anti DDoS Protection website to learn more about DDoS mitigation software and other options to protect your web business against DDoS attacks.

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