Computer safety should be at the forefront of most everyone’s strategy in terms of protecting their identity.  The truth is, there are a lot of bad people out there doing malicious things, and it’s a pain in the neck to keep on top of it all.  But one thing that you can definitely do is to protect your computer against malware and spyware with a few simple steps.  Once you get things set up there’s really not much left to be done.  I suggest to most people that they install a program to defend against things known as “drive by installations” whereby you’ll visit an infected website and then your computer will be attacked by a trojan that may automatically install software on your PC.  One of the bad things about this is of course that you have no idea this is happening, and then suddenly you have a keylogger recording your keystrokes as you’re entering banking information.  It’s just not a great thing to happen, but thankfully there are ways to deal with it.

One program that we recommend is Spyhunter 4.  It was written up by No More Sad Computer recently and it got good reviews from people that had used it.  There are a few mixed reviews but honestly most of these are people that aren’t sure what they’re doing and are just frustrated with the software.

A few people claimed that the software got rid of bugs and problems that other software tools couldn’t seem to get rid of.  The one strength of this program is in fact that it has a standalone remote OS that it can boot into in order to get rid of malicious rootkits that can invade your computer at any point in time.  It’s crazy but true – these rootkits can lodge themselves in the Windows operating system and then they can’t be removed because Windows can’t remove these core system type files while it is running.

So it can sometimes be like Jenga getting rid of these spyware and malware programs, but thankfully there is software that makes it easier.