Cyber-Safety Basics: Avoid Spyware/Adware

Avoid Spyware/Adware

Why should you avoid spyware and adware? Because:

  • Spyware can monitor your web habits and transmit information without your knowledge.
  • Adware can display ads on your computer while the program is running.
  • Spyware and adware programs take up memory, and can slow your computer or cause other problems.

To avoid spyware and adware: