Gator Adware Removal

Written by Anthony Tedesco
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Gator is simply one of the biggest spyware threats we face today. It seems like a harmless, even helpful download, but the truth is that it is incredibly dangerous to have present on your PC. Not only does it constitute spyware, but it is brazen enough to offer to save important personal information for you, up to and including your credit card number!

Dealing with Gator

Gator is considered spyware because it runs in the background of your system while you surf the Web, and it monitors your web browsing so it knows to send you certain pop-ups that you might be interested in. The bad news is that it also keeps track of the information you enter in your web browser, which means secure entries are at risk.

Gator also gets on your system by installing itself when you access certain websites. Such "drive-by downloading" is hard to detect unless your system is running anti-spyware or anti-virus software. Without it, there's almost no telling what has been installed on your computer.

Fortunately, Gator and adware/spyware programs like it can be removed by using any of the available spyware removal tools you can download free of charge. Spyware removal tools are able to identify present threats and erase them from your hard drive. Running a spyware tool in the background is also good for preventing all future Gator downloads.

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