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Washington DC Adware – Potential Adware Infections On Your Computer, Washington DC
Adware (Advertising-supported software) can be any sort of software package that will automatically display, play or download advertisements on your computer. They are usually in the form of a pop-up and their object is to generate revenue for its author. By itself, adware, is basically harmless, but some are integrated with spyware such as privacy-invasive software or keyloggers. Spyware is a type of malware or malicious software which steals information from your computer, but that is an entirely separate blog subject.
Just about all commercial antivirus software can currently detect adware and spyware or they offer a separate malware, spyware detection package. There have been many programs developed to detect, quarantine, and remove adware, spyware, and malware. Some of which are Ad-Aware, Spybot – Search & Destroy, Spyware Doctor, and Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware. If you believe your computer has been infected with any of these softwares, it’s important that you make sure that your antivirus software and its definitions are up-to-date and get rid of them.
A few examples of Adware that I have personally seen are:
Gator, Bonzi Buddy, ClipGenie, 180SearchAssistant, Comet Cursor, DollarRevenue, and VirusProtectPro.
Geek ABC has expertise in removing viruses, spyware, adware, and malware and if you don’t feel like you have gotten completely rid of them on your own, we can be reached via our website www.geekabc.com or you can give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) for more information or to schedule an appointment. Geek ABC is a local computer and network support and repair company and we offer same day, in-home support and service.