Recognize and Protect my Computer from Spyware Zombie

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I would like to know some info about spyware zombie, how to defend my computer, and what should i do to recognize them, please share your knowledge

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Recognize and Protect my Computer from Spyware Zombie



A zombie is a compromised computer system which can be controlled by another person without the knowledge of the owner. It means that the computer is controlled by an unknown person under that particular person’s territory. These intruders are keen on sending lots of spam mails in order to fulfill their requirements.

In order to get rid of these zombies, you could follow some simple steps.

You can set up the firewall settings, which acts as a filter for the computer. Scanning the computer completely is also another way of preventing zombies. Downloading unnecessary attachments may also lead to zombies.

Hope that this will help you.

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Recognize and Protect my Computer from Spyware Zombie


A “zombie,” in computer science, is a computer that has been compromised by virus, Trojan horse, or a hacker that is connected to the internet and can be used to perform malicious activities under remote connection. Zombie computers that are part of a botnet are frequently used to distribute spam email and initiate DoS attacks or Denial-of-Service attacks.

Owners of zombie computers are not aware that their machine is being used in this manner. A much wider form of DoS attack is called DDoS or Distributed-Denial-of-Service attack. It is an orchestrated flooding of target websites by a huge number of computers at once. This results to crashing and prevention of legitimate users from accessing the site.

If you suspect your computer is infected with a virus, try using Sophos Virus Removal Tool. It is not an antivirus but only a virus removal tool and you don’t need to uninstall your existing antivirus to use it. It works alongside any antivirus program you may have.

To protect your computer from malicious programs like Trojan horses, viruses, spyware, and others, install a dependable security program like ESET Internet Security, Norton Security Deluxe, Avast Antivirus, Kaspersky Antivirus, and others.

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