How to make sure no one is spying on your computer

Malware is nasty, and a program that spies on your computer activity is one of the most dangerous forms of malware. It’s not going to pop up a ransomware demand or announce it’s deleting your files. Instead, it hides silently on your system, watching and recording all your computer activity.

Spyware can do everything from hijacking your webcam feed to recording your keyboard inputs. The thieves ultimately aim to collect enough of your personal data to steal your identity, take over your accounts, or expose your digital life in other ways. To minimize the odds of an unwanted program taking root on your machine, follow our guide to staying spyware-free.

[There are some good tools listed in this article. I like all of them, but they are not enough to truly protect a business. Fine for home users, but buyer beware. Craig.]