The Danger of Pop-ups

Are you tired of all the pop-ups on the internet? Who isn't? You're visiting a new website and soon as you shut down one window, here comes another bearing advertisements you have absolutely no interest in. Sometimes, these advertisements have nothing to do with the website at all. They could be promoting some type of software claiming that your system is infected. Even worse, they might be offensive ads not suited for your children.

Typical Pop-ups

Many companies use this method of advertising to grab your attention and redirect you from one website to their own. They generally try to sell you a product or at least obtain contact details, such as an email address. If you happen to supply them with this information, they will then make contact via email, stating the message doesn't constitute as spam because you showed some form of interest. After a while, this gets very annoying as your inbox is cluttered with their persistent advertisements.

Pop-ups have been an exceptional problem on the net for a while now, mainly because they take up so much of your time trying to get rid of them. The more complex they become the more aggravating they are. In fact, a case in point is pop-up's counterpart, the pop-up under. Instead of making an interruption while you surf the site, it waits until you close the page to make its presence known. This is a sneaky little trick companies employ to launch ads without you even knowing it.

The Worst Pop-ups

As we touched on early, not all pop-ups are used for advertising purposes; others are planted with malicious intent. Some use these programs to distribute adware, spyware and more destructive types of malware. When you are not willing to give away your information, these individuals are willing to take it. Clicking on one of these dangerous pop-ups could install a Trojan horse that unloads other malicious applications on your system or a keystroke logger with the ability to access any confidential data from tax information and passwords to your bank account.

Avoiding Pop-ups

You can never be too cautious of a pop-up. One false move just might cost more than you can afford to give. You should never interact with potentially dangerous pop-ups and take extreme caution when attempting to close them down. Your best bet would be to keep these annoying advertisements from ever appearing in your screen.

When it comes to preventing pop-ups you have several options. If you can't afford premium software, a free program would definitely prove beneficial. Just remember that a free version will never be as effective as a paid solution, as the majority of freeware programs have a difficult time detecting newer pop-up scripts. While many web browsers come with integrated tools, they too will slip and allow a few pop-ups to slide pass. We suggest reading a couple of product reviews and taking note from the experts and other people fed up with pop-ups just like you.


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