What is Spyware?
Additionally, Spyware can compromise the overall computer’s performance and settings. These malicious attempts can affect the computer by installing more unwanted software, reducing connection speeds, redirecting web searches and serving pop up-ads. When the hard drive is affected, it can sometimes be difficult to reverse the damages and sometimes, it may even require a clean reinstallation.
The majority of the time, spyware is injected in clusters with multiple infections. It can be mistaken for faulty hardware or other performance issues. The four most common types of spyware are adware, system monitors, tracking cookies and Trojans.