Living with the internet: Keeping it safe
Living with the internet: Keeping it safe

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Living with the internet: Keeping it safe

10 How to protect yourself against adware and spyware

Steps you can take to protect yourself against this intrusive software.

  • If a window appears suddenly, close it using the 'X' at the top right of the window.

  • Never use the 'close window' option which is sometimes offered in a pop-up window – you never know what is written in the code 'behind' the button or text.

  • Even clicking on the 'No' option to install can have hidden ramifications so the 'X' is the safest option.

Protection against adware and spyware is available. A good resource of information on adware, spyware and removal software can be found at


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