As a last note, remember that when you use public Wi Fi, your information is not secure and it’s easy for hackers to steal.So never submit personal information when using public Wi Fi (passwords, credit card information, bank logins, etc.).Keyboard loggers are one of the most damaging pieces of spyware because of the potential financial dangers. I know of one case where a 10 year old boy used a keyboard logger to steal his fathers credit card and banking information. A dialer is a small piece of software that will dial long distance, premium rate phone numbers when you’re not at your PC.These phone numbers are normally for adult chat line services located in Russia, China, South America and the Phillipines.It’s all about the almighty dollar, euro or pound folks.You can never be certain whether your system is infected without scanning for and then removing the infected dlls and other files.There are many different classifications of malware and indeed spyware could be sub-categorized on many different levels.This section of the site is going to look at the most common and most dangerous types. These are small programs which sit on your computer waiting for you to go online.
This data is then sold to marketing companies (spammers) who will proceed to send you more junk email and popups than you ever thought possible. Companies are promised that their advert will appear on 25 million computer screens.This data is then sold on to marketing companies who will send you more junk email and popup ads than you ever thought possible. These install themselves on your computer and change your default homepage and search engine to something else.Every time you start your web browser it will bring you to a page filled with ads, porn or other unwanted material.This interrupts your web browsing and is intensely annoying. A data mining program reports your web browsing habits to a central database.This information is then sold on to marketing companies. When you log in to your online banking these can record your PIN number.