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Contact Details

Telephone

020 3411 4445
+44 20 3411 4445 (Intl)

Skype

DanielONeill

Postal Address

32 Ashburton Road
Ruislip Manor
Middlesex HA4 6AB
United Kingdom

About Digital Red

Digital Red provides small businesses, home workers and individuals with professional advice, technical support and reliable web site design & development.

Digital Red is based north west of London in Ruislip.

Telephone Support

020 3411 4445

+44 20 3411 4445
 

 Hours of business

Open 9am - 5.30pm UK time, mobile number available for out of hours tech support.
 

Remote Desktop Support

For remote desktop support, click here to begin.

Domain name lookup

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What is Spyware?

The term spyware refers to a broad category of malicious software designed to intercept or take partial control of a computer's operation without the informed consent of that machine's owner or legitimate user. While the term taken literally suggests software that surreptitiously monitors the user, it has come to refer more broadly to software that subverts the computer's operation for the benefit of a third party.

Spyware differs from viruses and worms in that it does not usually self-replicate. Like many recent viruses, however, spyware – by design – exploits infected computers for commercial gain. Typical tactics furthering this goal include delivery of unsolicited pop-up advertisements; theft of personal information (including financial information such as credit card numbers); monitoring of Web-browsing activity for marketing purposes; or routing of HTTP requests to advertising sites.

As of 2005, spyware has become one of the pre-eminent security threats to computer-systems running Microsoft Windows operating-systems (and especially to users of Internet Explorer because it is built into the Windows OS).

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