Anti-spyware is a feature you can add to your firewall to increases security. Essentially, it is a database that contains information on spyware websites that want your information. Anti-spyware software then sends your firewall the information to block these programs from gaining access to your personal information. Some information can be the search-history, the Websites visited, and even keystrokes.
There are two ways anti-spyware detects malicious software. The first way is through a certain set of rules that are programmed to determine the safety of a program. The other method is based on downloaded definition files that identify the most current spyware programs.
Anti-spyware can be utilized by users and developers in two ways:
- As an anti-virus software that provides real-time protection against viruses and stops spyware from being downloaded.
- As a software that is used to detect and remove spyware already installed on a computer.
When used in conjunction with a firewall, anti-spyware can protect your computer from malicious spyware programs. Total Technology Resources can help you implement anti-spyware and improve your firewall. Contact us today for more information.