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All About Adware

Adware is the cause of many annoyances to internet and computer users all over the world. It is the reason for those frustrating advertisements that reside in the free software you download and those exasperating ads that pop-up on your desktop every once in a while. Find out more about adware, what else it does, and why it exists in What Is Adware?.

It's obvious that you have adware on your computer if you see advertisements within your programs or on your desktop, but adware affects your computer in other ways too. Signs your computer is affected by adware include (but are not limited to) a sluggish system and changed internet settings. How else does adware affect your computer, and do you want to put up with these problems?

Given that adware is a program downloaded from the internet, mostly by piggybacking on freeware (or free software) that you download, you may be wondering, is adware a safe program ? Find out about the risks of adware so you can decide if having this type of software on your computer is safe for you.

Given that there is more and more adware finding its way onto people's computers, you may want to look into adware removal, protection, and prevention. You can learn how to remove adware and methods of adware protection for your computer in the future. Ever wonder how anti-adware programs work? We've got you covered with that too.

What about pop-ups? How are they related to adware? Can those free pop-up blocker downloads help with your pop-up problems? You may want to learn about pop-up blockers to see if they are right for your computer.

 

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