Let me start off my fully admitting I am a computer nim wit. I turn it on, I check emails, surf a bit and turn it off.
Anyhow my anti virus/firewall just added some features and one was a anti-spyware thing. This all comes from my net provider if that makes a diference. I really had no clue what it did so I read the learn more bit and to be honest it kind of scared me. Anyhow I have a few questions about it if anyone would care to help.
I did a scan and it came up with 120 things of spyware so I deleted them all (took forever) and deleted a bunch of programs I had downloaded and thought everything should be better. I turned on the computer tonight (1st time since Friday) and next thing I knew my spyware thing came up that I had 24 new spyware
Question 1. In order to get spyware do you have to download something or does it just show up when you visit a site?
Question 2. What is a registry, tracking cookies & a hijacker & are they dangerous?
Question 3. The name "spyware" in itself is scary, is it as scary as it sounds?
Thanks in advance for any insight you all can give me