Signs That Your Home Computer Is Infected by Spyware or Adware
There are a number of indicators you can watch for which will suggest that your computer has been infected by spyware or adware. Please note that some of the symptoms listed below are not unique to just a spyware or an adware infection.
1) PC Performance Both Spyware and adware consume your PCs resource like computer memory. A bad spyware infection could dramatically slow your computers performance including causing your systems to become increasingly unstable. Spyware also can affect your internet connection speed as it takes up bandwidth to communicate information back to its creator.
2) Pop up Ads It is highly likely that your computer is infected by Adware if you notice more pop up ads appearing than usual. In some cases pop ads start appearing on the desktop even if you have not opened a web browser. Alternatively, search results may appear in a pop up or another browser window relative to the website you are visiting or keyword term you have typed into a search engine.
3) Browser Toolbars These programs are commonly bundled with free software which the publisher often describes...