If your machine is infected with adware, you probably know how much annoying it really is. This phenomenon usually becomes real when you start using the internet more often. But if you are reading this article, I’m sure that your PC is suffering from Adware or Spyware. Spyware is simply the worst case scenario of Adware where your personal information is also leaked out. That is bad!
Adware simply installs itself into your PC and starts throwing up unwanted ads, popups and banners. If your computer is running weird, then it’s not the Adware. Much much worse. They are called spyware and malicious scripts. These things can change your PC entirely.
It usually gets into your machine when you install a free program like a shareware. Shareware programs are usually where you find these kinds of Adware. The owners of shareware give away software free for a reason… The simpe idea is that you get ads from them without them having to pay anything. It’s a clever marketing trick, but it’s not clever anymore. It’s just a pain. Of course if you had a real time security like Adware Alert , it usually detects these stuff and removes them.
Even softwares like Zango, AOL messenger, Gator, Weatherbug carry potential adware and spyware that proves that law cannot stop adware but softwares can!
The simplest thing to do is NOT to install software with the tag “Free” in them. Use your common sense. Nothing in this world comes free.
Yet, no matter how protective you maybe, few of them just get right through, and it can be close to impossible when trying to remove it. There are special security softwares for these cases that help remove all kinds of adware, spyware and malicious scripts.