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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyware

Spyware is software that aims to gather information about a person or organization sometimes without their knowledge, that may send such information to another entity without the consumer's consent, that asserts control over a device without the consumer's knowledge, or it may send such information to ... While the term spyware suggests software that monitors a user's computing, ...

www.consumerreports.org/cro/antivirus-software.htm

Consumer Reports has honest ratings and reviews on antivirus software from the ... Everyone should have an anti-malware program running and a firewall enabled on their computers. ... programs that should adequately protect all but the most at-risk Internet ... Home PCs were vulnerable; retailers offering software swaps.

www.consumerreports.org/antivirus-software/best-antivirus-software-for-windows-and-mac-computers

Jul 30, 2018 ... With these tips from Consumer Reports testers, it's a whole lot easier. ... The Windows 10 Defender software that comes installed on new Windows computers is not quite as ... The $50 G Data Internet Security - 2018 at least had email .... Appliances · Babies & Kids · Cars · Electronics · Health · Home & ...

www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0009-computer-security

If you think you have a virus or bad software on your computer, check out how to detect and get rid ... Use at least 10 characters; 12 is ideal for most home users.

www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0346-tech-support-scams

Some scammers call and claim to be computer techs associated with well-known .... Instead, look for the company's contact information online, or on a software ...

www.centurylink.com/home/support/internetprotection

With the Consumer Internet Protection Program, CenturyLink is helping to curtail the ... and assist its customers whose computers are infected with viruses and malware. ... others to take control of your computer and steal your personal information ... Referral Program | CenturyLink Retailer | Guide to Home Technology | Fed ...

portal.ct.gov/DCP/Common-Elements/Common-Elements/Minimizing-the-Effects-of-Malware-on-Your-Computer

The hackers rerouted internet traffic, using the infected computers to reap profits ... The malware could be collecting and sending your personal information to ... Every home or laptop computer should have anti-virus and anti-spyware software , ... OnGuardOnline.gov is a useful consumer website with more tips on securing  ...

www.consumeraffairs.com/computers/antivirus-software

Feb 27, 2018 ... Consumers should decide what type of antivirus service they are interested in. ... Some companies focus on home computer security while others deal ... Some people or groups have to deal with highly sensitive information such as ... Total Defense software protects your internet-connected devices from ...

www.ag.state.mn.us/Consumer/Publications/ComputerMalwareandPhishingSchemes.asp

In the past, phishing scams typically directed consumers to a website address linked ... password, credit card number, ATM PIN number, Social Security number , or home address. ... to send spam email or to attack other Internet-connected computers. ... Spyware is software that installs itself and sends information from your ...