What does it mean when a computer has spyware infections?

Answer Spyware is a general term for software that invades a computer. Spyware often gathers information in the background, collects personal information or reconfigures settings on a computer.Advertiseme... Read More »

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What does it mean when Windows has detected a spyware infection?

When Windows says it has detected a spyware infection, your computer system really has some sort of spyware, and that message you see is a part of the spyware (see references for removal instructio... Read More »

What does it mean when a computer shuts down when plugging in the hard drive?

Under normal operation, a computer should not shut down when you plug in an external device. Conversely, a computer should never be powered on when you're attaching internal devices. A system crash... Read More »

What does spyware do once it is downloaded on the computer?

Spyware does many malicious and annoying things. It can change an Internet browser's home page, steal personal information, record visited websites, produce pop-up ads, change system files, utilize... Read More »

What does it mean when the fan in my computer turns on?

The central processing unit (CPU) in your computer generates heat while it does all the mathematical work necessary to keep your computer running. A small fan prevents the CPU from overheating. Th... Read More »