What to Look For In a Spyware Blocker
Scanning your computer system to remove any spyware invaders that may be present is a good first step to protecting yourself from potential threats on the Internet; however, it simply is not enough. All too often, spyware components can come back just as easily after they are removed. To provide future protection for your computer system you need a thorough spyware blocker.
Your computer, just like your pets and kids, needs to be immunized against potential threats. Spyware blocker programs are designed to provide that very protection and immunization.
Ideally, spyware blocker programs should have a variety of protection features to ensure your computer receives more than adequate immunization. Consider this for a moment. Which would you prefer, protection from ever developing a disease or a cure after you have it and become ill? It's not an understatement to say that just about everyone would say they would prefer to never get the disease in the first place. That's why we all line up at the doctor's office as kids to receive immunizations and booster shots.
To keep your computer from becoming ill, you need to select a spyware blocker with real time protection. This type of feature will detect a threat as soon as it attempts to attack your computer and stop it right in its tracks; thus preventing your computer from ever becoming infected.
One of the number one ways that many spyware and adware components work is by sort of hijacking your home page. In some cases, you may have to turn on your computer one day to realize that your homepage has been changed or reset without your permission and in other cases you may not realize anychange at all, yet the problem is still there. To combat this, be sure to look for a spyware blocker that will prevent your home page from being hijacked. This feature works by sort of low-jacking your home page so that it can't be reset without your permission.
Some of the best spyware blocker programs out there actually work by containing a list of restricted sites that prevent your computer from accessing sites that have been determined to be dangerous. If lack of control has you concerned, rest assured that many programs with such features also have a manual control option that gives you a choice of whether you want to visit the site but also informs you at the same time that this site may be dangerous.
Article Source: George Chapin, This article may be freely reproduced as long as this resource box is included: Article by: George Chapin, http://www.InternetMarketingWeek.com Get Your Free $97 Internet Marketing e-Course delivered to you.