What is Adware? – The Problem
Adware is a type of program that places adverts on your screen. These can come in a range of different forms, such as
- Adverts embedded in programs
- Adverts placed on top of other ads in web sites
- Or any other way the authors can think of showing you an ad.
Pop up blockers don’t generally stop the pop-ups originating from adware. One of the reasons for this is because Ads from Adware are often not dependent on your web browser even being open. They may show up when you are playing a game, writing a document, listening to music, or anything else that you do on your computer.
These Ads are usually a form of targeted advertising, so you may find that the ads that DO come up when you’re surfing the Internet will usually be related to the web page you are viewing.
We don’t only remove the adware, but we also give our customers access to a restricted area on our partners’ website for them to be to find out how to make sure they can stay protected from adware and other nasty threats on the internet, which means you don’t have to call another engineer out.