What exactly is spyware?
Spyware is a type of malware (malicious software) that is designed to secretly record what you do on your computer. Some types of spyware are installed for legitimate purposes such as laptops being supplied by your employer so they can see if you are using the laptop for correct purposes and not violating the terms they gave you when receiving the laptop. Spyware can also be used for parental control when children use the internet purely to keep them safe.
While the term spyware suggests software that secretly monitors the user’s behaviour, spyware consists of much more. It is designed to collect various types of personal information, such as Internet surfing, sites that have been previously visited, however it can also interfere with user control of the computer in other ways, such as installing additional software, redirecting web browser activity, accessing websites blindly that will cause more harmful viruses and more of a serious matter it can be used to steal confidential information such as credit card details and other personal information such as usernames and password.
What Birmingham Computer Repairs can do to help:
Here at Birmingham Computer Repairs we have dealt with many computers and laptops that have been infected with Spyware and similar Malware and the issue can be dealt with.
If you think your computer or laptop has been corrupted with Spyware or any other types of Malware do not hesitate to give us a call on 0121 673 2579 and we will give you a no obligation quote and unlike most other computer repair services we also run on a no fix = no fee scheme to insure you we only perform work to the highest of standards.
When you give us a call we will be able to send a fully qualified engineer to your home or office in order to fix the issue.