Use an Anti-spyware Program
Spyware is software that is installed on your computer without your knowledge or is bundled with other software you download from the Internet. There are software utilities available that can detect Spyware on your computer. See Spyware Utilities on the Security Tools and Downloads page.
- track your Web browsing habits, for marketing purposes.
- reset the home page and search pages on your browser.
- create pop-up advertisements.
- slow down your computer's Internet connection.
- interfere with your computer's normal operations.