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Top 5 Tips to Avoid Becoming A Victim of Spyware

The GetNetWise site features a spotlight on spyware, providing tips on how to find, remove and prevent annoying spyware from being surreptitiously downloaded onto your computer. The GetNetWise Spotlight on Spyware offers these tips to help keep your computer free of spyware:

  • Be skeptical about installing strange or free software.
  • Pay attention to security warnings.
  • Read the End User Licensing Agreement and the Privacy Policy before installing.
  • Practice basic computer security hygiene by installing anti-virus software, firewalls and keeping your software up-to-date with security patches.
  • Know the symptoms of spyware and use tools to remove these programs.

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