Is your system infected with adware? Here is how you remove it and protect your system
A pleasant evening can be ruined by annoying ads that won’t go away no matter what you do. How often did it happen to you? Closing one ad, immediately another appear. If this is a thing bothering you, we got terrible news your system is infected with adware a common type of potentially unwanted program aka PUP.
The adware is advertising-supported software that is well known for targeting Mac and Android OSes trough malicious apps that are available for download from Google Play Store. This doesn’t mean that PCs are free of malware, they are not! In fact, there is a lot of adware material for PCs that would drive any user crazy with ads, browser hijack, unwanted site redirects or changing search engine results.
You may ask how adware ends up in systems because is clear that no one whats it in their system. Many adware is installed by victims because they are advertised as something else or they are bundled with other legit programs. The adware hides in EULA of another software program and during the legit program install it will sneak into your system.
The adware is classified as PUP along with spyware, browser lockers, dialers or junkware. The PUP term is used by every cybersecurity company because due to legal matters it cannot classify any of the PUPs as malware.
The CyberByte antivirus for Mac and Windows has a very good detection against this kind of threat. Our database is getting larger and larger every day to keep our antivirus updated to be able to detect every new adware or malware.
The most common ways for a PUP to sneak into a system is through browser toolbars and extensions, bundled software or downloads offered through pop up ads. Those pup ups often show something that a user wants a plugin or a video player, but in the end, all they receive is an adware installer. Another common practice is including them intro wizard installers that have overwhelming information and many “recommendations” for the user that ends up whit two or more programs installed into the system instead of one.
Our cybersecurity analyst says that any user that is infected with adware must create backup copies of its essential data than manually remove the program from the system trough uninstall wizard process. After this, it is always a good idea to get a top antivirus solution that has adware scan and remove function on it and run a full scan, after this, it is recommended to delete any infected files that are still on the system. There is only a few adware that is aggressive, and they won’t let run the uninstall process, or they will block the downloads of any adware blocker program. For those, the only measure of protection is avoiding the install of them in the first place.
Regular users are the most affected by malware this day because most of them do not care about what antivirus they have installed in their systems.
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Install it using the antivirus installer package.
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