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What is spyware?
Types of spyware include Trojan horses, home page hijackers, and Web dialers.
How can I protect my computer from spyware in the future?
Several of the latest versions of antivirus software also protect against spyware. Configuring these programs to scan all activities while your computer is running and scheduling regular scans of your hard drive can greatly reduce the threat of spyware infecting your computer.
Secondly, many types of spyware are included in freeware or shareware software bundles downloaded from the Internet. You can greatly reduce the likelihood of a spyware infection by downloading files only from Web sites that carefully screen and test every program before making it available for downloading. See Also: How can I tell if my computer has spyware?
How can I remove spyware from my computer?
How can I protect my computer from spyware?