Spyware are programs that collect information on your computer without your noticing. This might be your surfing habits, the software you use, the data you load from the web or your hardware configuration. The information collected is sent undetected and permanently to the spyware sender or marketing companies, who then create an activity profile about you.
Spyware infects your PC undetected via so-called active content, e.g. ActiveX controls, directly from the web pages. Another way your computer may become infected is via installation of freeware from the web, which often conceals additional spyware functionality.
The SaferSurf protection takes effect BEFORE you receive the dangerous data and eliminates malware before it reaches your computer. Thus, involuntary installation of spyware via active content on web pages or downloading of software containing spyware is no longer possible.
Spyware protection is part of the SaferSurf security concept, and all users have access without additional installation or modification of their settings.
SaferSurf supports all available web browsers. SaferSurf runs with all operating systems, as it does not require installation on your computer.
SaferSurf effectively protects you from viruses without the need to install or maintain an antivirus program or anti-spyware tool. The protection software used is continuously updated for you. New threats are recognized without fail as soon as the protection software provides countermeasures for that threat. This usually happens within minutes.