Regardless of size, everyone from small businesses to enterprise organizations must battle the associated Spyware risks that include key trackers, Web page redirectors, persistent pop-up advertisements, inoperable network connections, unwanted tracking applications, and other nefarious programs that slow and even render systems and programs nonoperational.
While not every infected system can be saved, following the steps in this TechRepublic checklist can go a long way toward eliminating common infections and repairing the collateral damage.
The checklist consists of four sections:
- Scan the Infected Drive Using a Second System
- Perform Cleanup Tasks
- Repair Collateral Damage
- Final Steps
Don't get caught without a plan of action when it comes to Spyware, download the TechRepublic Spyware Removal Checklist and keep it on hand for the next time spyware becomes a problem on one of your systems.
Erik Eckel owns and operates two technology companies. As a managing partner with Louisville Geek, he works daily as an IT consultant to assist small businesses in overcoming technology challenges and maximizing IT investments. He is also president of Eckel Media Corp., a communications company specializing in public relations and technical authoring projects.