Even if you're careful, you can pick up malware through normal Internet activities.
Visit any media-supported Web site and you're bound to get a tracking cookie.
Share music, files or photos with other users.
Install software applications without fully reading license agreements.
QWhat is identity theft?
Identity theft is the criminal abuse of consumers' personal identifiers. The main concern for consumers is financial crimes exploiting their credit worthiness to commit loan fraud, mortgage fraud, lines-of-credit fraud, credit card fraud, commodities and services frauds. Many people associate identity theft with having a wallet or purse stolen. But your computer is fast becoming the most likely place where your identity can be stolen.
Learn more about identity theft here.
QWhat are pop-ups?
Pop-ups are a form of online advertising intended to increase Web traffic or capture email addresses. These online ads come in many forms, but generally, they want to sell you something. While many pop-up ads from reputable companies are harmless, the adware programs that generate illegitimate pop-ups are capable of installing spyware to hijack your browser and capture your personal information.
QWhy is my PC slow?
Sluggish performance of vital computer programs, like your operating system or Internet browser, is usually caused by spyware infection that consumes a substantial amount of computer memory, leaving limited resources for other legitimate programs to use.