Concerned about spam, adware, and spyware infesting your computer? This course will teach you the basics about what spam and spyware is, and how to manage it. We'll cover the different types of spyware, learn how spyware infects a machine, and explore techniques for detecting and removing it. You'll also find out how spammers fake their e-mail details, and how to cut down on the spam you receive.


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Understanding Spyware

In this lesson, you'll learn about the various types of applications and systems that are classified as spyware, some common applications that harbor spyware secrets, and the mechanisms Web sites use to maliciously install spyware onto your computer without your consent.

Defeating Spyware

In this lesson, you'll learn how to quickly detect whether spyware has infected your computer. Next, you'll learn how to use specialized tools to safely remove it, as well as how to prevent spyware from infecting your computer again. Finally, you'll find out the processes and systems antispyware researchers use.

The World of Spam

Everyone has heard of spam, but few people actually understand what it really is. In this lesson, you'll learn all about spam, and find out how spam and spyware techniques are linked. The mechanisms used by spammers to send their e-mail and track its progress will be covered, along with an in-depth analysis of some malicious spam.

Combating Spam

In this lesson, you'll learn practical tips and processes you can use to manage the spam you already receive, and to avoid being targeted by spammers in the future. The processes spammers use to ensure their e-mail arrives at its destination will also be covered, along with the techniques antispam developers use to fight back!

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