Spyware Clues

The following clues may indicate that you have spyware on your system:dreamstime.com/-image18357108

  • Your browser being redirected to sites other than the ones you have specified.  This is known as “browser hijacking”.
  • A change in your Internet browser’s home page.
  • Increased appearance of pop-up ads
  • Extra toolbars appearing on your browser.
  • Unusual and random error messages.
  • New icons appearing on your system tray
  • Keys that don’t work (for example, the “Tab” key might not work when you try to move to the next field in a Web form)
  • Degradation of system performance, especially the CPU and memory.

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