For many users, spyware has become an even bigger problem than viruses. Infected systems have become the bane of many systems administrators, consultants and support professionals. Following the steps in our TechRepublic checklist can go a long way toward eliminating common infections and repairing the collateral damage.
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.