What’s going on?? Are some of these things happening to your computer? Pop-ups, virus warnings, your browser won’t go to some sites or gets hijacked to another site? Is your PC freezing a lot or locking up completely? Sounds like you might be infected with adware or some other form of malware that is probably doing things on your computer that you don’t want to be happening.
What is the definition of Adware?
Adware in itself is not always a bad thing. A lot these programs are a welcome addition to your PC as they add some benefit to your computing experience at the price of a few ads placed within the program or your browser. It is an extension of a company’s reach to get your attention to their product. Every day you are bombarded with countless advertising messages, be it from TV, radio, billboards or ads on a website. There are many programs out there that do this in a respectable way and inform you exactly what is happening. Others, however, have no compunction to even ask if it is OK to even install their software on your PC and will use tricks to get you to unknowingly install their malware on your PC.
The purveyors of these malevolent programs use any and all methods to get you to purchase whatever they are offering. Sometimes these offers are bogus and there will never be any sort of exchange except for your money into their bank account.
What do I need to do the eliminate adware from my PC?
Many of the top virus and internet security programs do a good job of keeping your computer safe from these threats. However none of them are 100% especially when through trickery these programs get installed on a computer. Once a malware application gets installed some of them dig themselves so deeply in your computer that it can be extremely tough to remove them effectively.
In my experience I have many times found that the premier virus and security programs fall short on getting rid of these types of threats once set up on a computer. They do an adequate job of stopping them from getting in to your computer but once in, they can leave something to be desired. Scanning with these programs will show nothing wrong but you still have problems.