Spyware and Adware cripple more computers per day than any computer virus ever has.

Spyware steals your bandwidth, that you pay for, to send back data as often as every 30 seconds. With a large amount of spyware, your internet will slow down to a crawl. Browser Hijackers are a common form of spyware / Adware.

Most big name computers come with spyware / adware preinstalled. Some spyware / adware will open ports for downloading even more spyware / adware automaticly.

The only PROVEN way to remove spyware and adware is with "Ad-Aware" and "Spybot Search and Destroy" both are free! To help prevent spyware the only PROVEN way is "Spyware Blaster", also free. All these require updates weekly to keep clean.

If installing a P2P or Shareware program that has spyware, DON'T BUY THE FULL VERSION. The only reason these companies are still in business is because of fools and their money. Don't use it and don't buy it!!! Although a program itself may not be spyware/adware, it will have it bundled with it.

Stick with Media Player!!! Most others are infected with spyware or adware.

Google a product before trying it!

Examples for Google Searches:

"Realone spyware"
"Gator spyware"
"Comet Cursor spyware"
"AIM spyware"
"Wildtangent Spyware"
"weatherbug spyware"
"__________ spyware" (fill in the blank with anything you are thinking about installing) If no results are found, try replacing the word "spyware" with the word "adware".

Fact: Google is only known search website that doesn't have some form of Spyware or Adware. Great homepage!

Beware of bogus spyware removal software. Here is a tip! If they advertise their products with pop-ups, banner ads, and etc. DON'T FALL FOR IT!!!

Tip: Try Mozilla's Firefox with the adblock extension. This will help you block all those spyware ads on website.

Castle Cops will help with the removal of spyware, adware, and browser hijackers, for free.
by Doug Hightower September 03, 2005
quite simply a geeks revenge!
"i maybe a 37 year old virgin still living with my parents but at least i can cripple peoples computers with spyware!"
by hard_disco_attic June 24, 2007
A fucking retarded program thats meant to steal PERSONAL information,fuck with you every single time you get on the Computer,and overall pisses you off.Its often developed by fat,low-lifed cunts who deserve to be beat over the head until they get a cold chill,then blackout and die.
by fsdfsv May 19, 2011
A Program that is created to steal personal information that is on your computer. Spyware is also used for advertising (Pop-Ups). The Best Adware/spyware Remover is "Ad-Aware" Its Free And you can get it from Download.com
Some BullShit Spyware Stole My credit card Info.
by ! JAY ! ( XBORNKILLA2K4 ) January 30, 2005
Spyware's definition has recently been added on with privacy-invading software - of which are called "parental controls".
Spyware invades your privacy, like this shit: SearchHelp.com.
by stevenbao July 27, 2006
The reason why everyone should switch to Linux.
Windows User - "Ack, damn spyware, 1000 new traces every day"
Linux User - "Hehe, have fun wasting 20 minutes on a scan that will probably freeze halfway through on your shitty OS"
by Oiad! November 18, 2004

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