Spyware symptoms happen when your computer gets bogged down with spyware programs running in background without your knowledge. Spyware, adware, malware and even spamware can cause your computer to behave very strange.
If you are experiencing any of these spyware symptoms listed below, chances are you have spyware or other unwanted software installed on your computer.
• Slower Computer Performance
One of easiest spyware symptoms to detect is if your system suddenly starts operating slower than usual. Spyware and Adware programs use a lot of your computer resources to track your activities and deliver pop up ads that slow down your computer and can even make it crash. If you are getting a lot of program crashes, your computer is much slower than normal or your hard drive whirls away when you're not doing anything, these are common spyware symptoms.
• E-Mail Symptoms
If you get a lot of bounced back email and see evidence of email being sent without your knowledge, then it's possible that you have spamware in your computer files.
Spamware can send spam messages from your computer and create a lot of headaches for you. Trojan spamware is very dangerous because it can steal a copy of your email address book and send it back to an email spammer.
• New Desktop Shortcuts or Homepage