According to this article, more than 90% of computer users have some form of spyware installed on their computer. Guess what, that number is very likely true! Many of the computers that I’ve come in contact had some form of spyware or another and in every case the user had no idea that it was there. Spyware can infect your PC and you may never even know it, simply by browsing to an infected web page on the internet or installing a program that doesn’t warn you of the hidden code that comes with it. And usually each piece of spyware installed to your machine will cause your computer to perform poorly, the more you have installed the slower it will run. Spyware can cripple your computer in a number of ways from making it boot slower, making applications no longer function as expected and making every-day tasks take longer to execute. And that’s all in addition to the theft of your privacy, which was already bad enough.
If you don’t already have a spyware scanning tool I highly recommend you download one today or consult a professional to help you keep your computer system secure.