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Spyware, adware and malware are constant threats online and we’ve been asked about which programs we think are best for combating them. This is our thoughts on picking the best spyware software program.
Typically, most of the commonly known spyware fighting software is all going to do a fine job for you. For the average user the only noticable differences between them are going to be the user interface (how easy each is to setup and use) and the pricing.
Here’s the thing though, despite being a major threat online, not everybody has problems with spyware because some anti-virus and firewall programs alone do a very good job at preventing infections.
Also, web browsers and email programs are getting better at protecting users as well, and for some people your online habits alone help to keep your system safe because you aren’t visiting malicious sites or downloading files from unknown sources.
That’s why our first recommendation is to always perform a free scan of your system before even thinking about purchasing any spyware software.
You may not even need it right now, though it never hurts to have it handy just in case, but even if you’re purchasing something to be proactive against spyware your first step should be to scan your PC and find out what’s there or not.
When it comes to what spyware software to buy, just look at the common programs and compare prices as well as user interfaces. There’s no sense buying something that will be confusing or frustrating for you, the popular programs are all going to protect you from the common threats, so find the one that’s in your price range and easiest for you to get setup and running.
Sean Wallace is a technical support technician in the web hosting industry, and fanatic to all gadgets and toys that are technology related.