Internet privacy issues are becoming a rising concern due to “spyware” which obtains information from the computer in which it is installed and relays that information to a third party without the computer-owner’s consent. Millions of computer users have been affected by these annoying and potentially damaging programs, and many of these victims are not even aware that their computers are infected.
Spyware can decrease the computer’s efficiency, display advertisements, change the home/start page, and add unwanted favorites and bookmarks. Computers infected with a considerable amount of spyware programs can become virtually unusable.
Because some spyware can gather detailed and personal information, there is a serious privacy and security issue. The variety and nature of the user information that can be collected, shared, bought, and sold is alarming. Anything from website history and email to passwords and credit card numbers may possibly be obtained. To make the issue more frustrating, spyware can install more spyware from the internet. This ripple effect causes a vicious cycle making the problem more than just a nuisance.
If you believe you are a victim of spyware, Literati can analyze your system and resolve any issues present. The tools used and our experience with resolving spyware issues will have your system operational again quickly. During the resolution of your spyware issues, we will also configure the system to prevent future spyware from occurring.
A virus is a program or piece of code that is loaded onto your computer without your knowledge and runs against your wishes. Viruses can also replicate themselves. All computer viruses are manmade. A simple virus that can make a copy of itself over and over again is relatively easy to produce. Even such a simple virus is dangerous because it will quickly use all available memory and bring the system to a halt. An even more dangerous type of virus is one capable of transmitting itself across networks and bypassing security systems.
Viruses can cause considerable damage to systems, and if left untreated, can be spread to other systems through file sharing, emails and networks. Treating viruses after they infect a system is time consuming and costly. Literati has experience in troubleshooting viruses and worms that typically infect today’s common user and business environment. However, the best method of treating viruses is to prevent them. Literati has systems and tools that we regularly use and recommend to our clients for antivirus protection for users on an individual basis and for multiple users and networks.
Don’t take the chance of having your system or network infected with a crippling virus. Contact Literati to ensure the security of your systems and information.