Have you ever been foxed by one of those pop-up windows that says your system will be infected and you ought to download this particular remedy right now? I have, and I should know better. But most people are in the middle of something and tend to overlook this. Once you clicked on the download button you may probably see this warning window, now this may look similar to a screen you have seen many times before.
You need to have a tight firewall installed to keep such cyber abuses at bay. One company Appco Group I remember had a strong defensive mechanism to keep their system from such attack. I have seen that every time anything appears on their remote system, it would alert the users about the danger so they don’t make a blunder. Fortunately they have control on it and were alright. But the point is that one notorious program would sneak into your system, and that’s where you need to keep a check.
Most of the spyware get into the system by websites that has low credibility or with luring merchandise and free offers. Some browser may read the content prior hand and warn the user of the potential danger. Some website would invite you to hit on a certain area, which the browser would re-direct you to other areas which is full of malicious content. This is an added favorite technique to get spyware on your system. Some in the pretention to remove it would ask you make an attempt, meanwhile the program will settle in your folder to act later.
There are few website that bring in information about Spyware and suspect websites and programs. They have a big list of names: Adware Agent, Spy-Block, SafeWebSurfer for example. Many of the names are contrived to confuse them with legal software just like Ad-Aware. The only substantial protection here is to use your common sense and some sound apprehension. If you have not clicked on a particular website or if you are not sure, then visit it.