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Adware On Your Computer – Website Ownership – Crap App Of The Week

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What Is Adware ?

Adware is unwanted software that uses undesirable methods to get installed on your computer, and then changes the behavior of your web browser , whether it is Internet Explorer , Firefox , Google Chrome or Safari

Adware will put 3rd party ads into web pages, cause pop-up windows or tabs to open to advertising sites and alter your home page and or search engine.

Adware may sound like malware but there are big differences.

Adware has not been documented to involve keylogging, back doors or any other such malicious activities just unwanted advertising.

That is why most anti-virus software does not detect most adware.

Where did it come from?

  • From an installer for some app you downloaded from ” certain sites”
  • This may be a site like Download.com or Softonic, or a site offering streaming of “free” videos, or from a piracy site or torrent, or something else similar.

So What Is Malware?

“Malware” is short for “malicious software” – computer programs designed to infiltrate and damage computers without the users consent.

“Malware” is the general term covering all the different types of threats to your computer safety such as viruses, spyware, worms, trojans, rootkits etc.

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Can You Remove Adware ?

If it has not gone on for too long or has infiltrated too far , maybe.

First reset your browsers : Instructions To Reset Your Internet Browsers  

Windows

If you are on a windows computer try AdwCleaner but if you have lots of ads you may find downloading and running quiet awkward.

Mac

On a Mac try AdwareMedic

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Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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