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The Basics of Adware and Adware Removal

Adware RemovalWhat is Adware?
Adware is software that displays advertisements on your computer by way of such things as pop-up windows.

Why is it used?
It is programmed into software packages to help the creators recover their development costs.

How does it affect you?

One of the primary purposes of installing Adware is to allow individuals to spy on a user's browsing activities. Essentially, your personal information may be put at risk leading to identity theft, computer viruses and slow computer capabilities.

What to do?
Look into an Adware removal program. There are ways to do this yourself, but it requires quite a bit of time and research to make sure you're doing it properly. Also, if you perform these tasks yourself you must be careful. Be sure to read all terms of agreement with your software packages to ensure you're not violating the terms of use by removing the adware codes.

There are also free programs out there, but they do not have the capabilities of warning you of potential danger. I suggest using a low-cost program that's already in use. If you do proper research then you are sure to find a product that you are comfortable with. Deciding which program to use is the hardest part. There are movements in progress to make laws against adware and spyware, but you really need to take action yourself. Too much damage can occur in the time it takes the lawmakers to take solid action. Once you make your decision the program will take care of the rest.

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