Advanced Anti Spyware - now totally free for the home user!

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 26th, 2010

Spyware is a diverse group of software programs that are undesirable for the computer user, since they transmit information to the Spyware owner without the computer user's knowledge or consent. The easiest way of keeping your personal computer free from spyware, is to visit one of the many websites that offers free spyware removal for home use. Since the programs are available for free, you can feel free to try out several free spyware removal for home use before you make up your mind. Since all users have their own personal needs and requirements, you might have to try more than one free spyware removal for home use before you find the one that is perfect for you. You can also browse through some of the many online guides where consumers have rated different free spyware removal for home use. Do not choose a free spyware removal for home use if it is complicated to download or install. There are several free spyware removal for home use available that are very easy to obtain and manage, so you don't have to tolerate a lot of hassle just because the program is free. A free spyware removal for home use should not only be able to scan your computer and remove any detected Spyware, it should also alert you every time an attempt to install a spyware program on you computer is made. You should also be able to set the program to automatically block such attempts without bothering you.

As of 2005, a vast majority of the persons who use a computer at home are running one of the Microsoft Windows operating systems. Home users are therefore typically more vulnerable to Spyware infections, since almost all Spyware programs have been developed to target computers using Microsoft Windows operating systems. If you are currently using any of the Microsoft Windows operating systems on your home computer, you will benefit a lot by downloading and using free spyware removal for home use. Attacks on Linux or other UNIX platforms are much more uncommon. There is however a few Spyware programs designed to infect UNIX platforms, so even a UNIX user can benefit from free spyware removal for home use.

Programs that offered free spyware removal for home use began to appear in 2000. Steve Gibson of Gibson Research was the pioneer that created the first free spyware removal for home use - OptOut. He was soon to be followed by Lavasoft and a programmer named Patrick Kolla that created their own free spyware removal for home use. The public began to notice the problem with spyware and the need for free spyware removal for home use in 1999, when a very popular game, Elf Bowling, turned out to be a form a spyware. Elf Bowling had spread rapidly among Internet users who appreciated the humorous game, and now they abruptly found out that Elf Bowling had actually been sending private information about them back to the creator of Elf Bowling, Nsoft. The interest in free spyware removal for home use grew, and eventually several other companies, such as Webroot and Sunbelt Software, launched their own free spyware removal for home use. Today, there are numerous variants of free spyware removal for home use available online from the pioneer companies as well as from newer companies and private programmers. Many of the old Anti-Virus producers, like McAfee, Symantec and Sophos, are today offering free spyware removal for home use as a part of their Anti-Virus solutions.

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