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10 Questions To Ask Yourself To See If You Are Spyware Savvy


Are You Spyware Savvy

Most of us who use computers are afraid of spyware, malware and viruses and the complications it causes. So ‘Are You Spyware Savvy’ , have you study all about spyware and the ways to protect yourself from it. How will you know whether you have the correct information? Well what you can do is to surf the World Wide Web for the latest on spyware and computer security.

You can test your knowledge by taking self-tests and quizzes. Companies like Microsoft are very consumer friendly and make an effort to upload tons of information on computers and software for users in search of knowledge.

According to Microsoft you can test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

  1. How will you prevent children from accidentally downloading spyware?

The answer must be: You can prevent children from downloading spyware by giving them a limited user account.

  1. What are browser cookies?

Answer: These are created by persons to track your browsing preferences, to help with advertisements and marketing ploys, to collect personal information. like bank account details, credit card numbers and so on, and to cause harm to your computer and business by stealing data/files.

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  1. How can you use technology to protect your computer?

Answer: Many giants in computer technology are offering software and hardware to prevent spyware attacks. For example, Windows Defender is one option, that is built into Windows OS. But others are also very good and most of the time better than the built-in one.

These include:

Malwarebytes – https://www.malwarebytes.com/

Norton – https://www.norton.com/

Bitdefender – https://www.bitdefender.com/

 

  1. What is Windows Defender?

Answer: It is an anti-spyware software that can detect spyware and warn you immediately, inform you of possible dangers and new spywares, remove spyware. It protects your PC against pop ups, slow functioning, security threats, and infections.

  1. What are common signs that show your computer is infected?

Answer: Signs are unwarranted pop ups, strange PC behaviour, change in homepage settings, appearance of new tool bars not installed by you, slowing down of computer, loss of files, crashing of computer, and so on.

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  1. What are the safety measures to be taken?

Answer: Precautions are: install a fire wall, update all software, pay attention to security settings, use anti-spyware programs, use the internet carefully.

  1. Is a firewall useful?

Answer: Yes, it inspects all information and acts as a filter. So that anything that even faintly looks suspicious will not be permitted, it will create a protective cloak and prevent unwanted sources from detecting your computer on the net.

 

  1. How does spyware work and what protects your computer?

Answer: A spyware is a thief. It can use information on you, steal files, and place undesirable material on your computer. The pc must be protected by use of firewall, anti-spyware hardware as well as software, and careful browsing. But also knowing what you are downloading and where it is coming from.

  1. Where can you get protection against spyware?

Answer: There are many choices but here are a few top choices for both free and paid:

Windows has one built in,

AVG – https://www.avg.com/

Spybot – https://www.safer-networking.org/

Malwarebytes – https://www.malwarebytes.com/

Norton – https://www.norton.com/

Bitdefender – https://www.bitdefender.com/

  1. Name three security measures?

Answer: One must not open e-mails with attachments from unknown sources; use a spam guard for all e-mail accounts, and avoid using messengers.

These days knowledge is available at the click of a mouse button so update your knowledge base and keep in touch with the new developments and the latest tech news.


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