Beyond computer viruses, there is a broader category of unwanted programs called spyware or malware. Along with your anti-virus program, we recommend you use an anti-spyware program. We provide recommendations and instructions for some free (or inexpensive) and effective anti-spyware programs, and our IT Help Center can assist with removing any malware.
Spyware can dramatically slow your computer, cause pop-ups or inappropriate site redirection in your web browser, block you from performing certain actions, or just cause general malfunctioning of software on your computer. Detecting and removing spyware helps you avoid these problems and keeps your computer running properly and efficiently.
Learn more about preventing and removing spyware problems.