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What is Spyware?

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Spyware is a general term for a program that surreptitiously monitors your actions.  While they are sometimes sinister, like a remote control program used by a hacker, software companies have been known to use spyware to gather data about customers.  The practice is generally frowned upon.

The problem with spyware is that it can slow your computer down and it also can stop some programs from working.  For example, our 10XVL service does not play well with spyware.  The good news is that there is a way of getting rid of spyware. There are many free programs you can download to rid your computer of spyware, but the one we recommend is called Ad-Aware.  You can download it by clicking here or you can stop by our office and pick up a CD-ROM with Ad-Aware on it.