Text spam

Most people hate the thought of spam especially when it involves a cell phone, a text message and a huge bill on the end. Unfortunately, much to the dismay of mobile users, this evil advertising approach of sending unwanted text messages to cell phones isn't slowing down its rapid pace. Text spam , which caught up in the past years, is still very common today, leaving many cell phone users short of a few dollars each month. Those who have suffered the consequences of a text spam know that it can be a real nuisance and a problem. And some even swear this form of spam to be the worst ever, much worse than email, junk mail, telemarketers and so on.

If you have been a recent text spam victim and would like to prevent future spam messages on your cell phone, the best thing for you to do would be to disable your text message service. However, some cell phone service providers might say that they cannot delete the text message service. So, in this case, the best thing for you to do would be to ask your service provider a refund for the number of spam messages received. Some service providers will even offer you a number of free text messages as credit toward future spam. And some may offer to shut off messages sent from emails and web browsers and only provide cell phone to cell phone messages, thus, making it impossible for spammers who most often use email programs to send thousands of messages at once. If your service provider can disable the text message function off your cell phone, however, then this would be the ultimate solution to filter out the spam and you will be free from all those silly advertising gimmicks.

If after a while, you want to use your text message service, you might want to get on the cheapest plan possible. Some providers offer a few hundred messages for a few dollars. This way, you know how much your money will go towards text messaging and you won't have to wait till the end of the month for your big unexpected bill. Finally, if you would like to prevent future spam, don't be shy to call up and complain to your service provider. Many people are usually embarrassed to ask refund for a 15 cents text spam and do not want to waste their time arguing with a customer service representative. But it's the only way to get a hold of the problem and get to the solution.

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Spyware has many ways of getting onto your computer, such as:

When you download programs - particularly freeware, or peer-to-peer sharing programs.

More covertly, spyware can install itself just by you visiting certain sites, by prompting you to download an application to see the site properly.

ActiveX controls. These pesky spyware makers will prompt you to install themselves while using your Internet browser