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Stop Popping Up!

by Anne Middleton, on February 18th, 2015

You know that irritating feeling all too well.  Barrages of pop-up windows flood your screen and your frustration level rises to a boiling point.  You cannot understand why this is happening to you, especially in the middle of researching your final paper for the semester. It is a total nuisance!

If you're seeing pop-up ads that won't go away, then welcome to the mystifying world of adware. These programs are more than annoying. They can also pose security risks to everyday internet users.  For those computer novices, adware is not a new type of clothing that you can wear.

Adware is a general term used to describe any software program that reveals advertisements on your computer. These advertisements generally show up in the form of pop-ups or banners in your web browser. Although some adware is relatively harmless, other adware programs can be used to collect your personal information and download additional malware onto your computer.

If your computer is running slower than usual or crashing frequently and flooded with unsolicited pop-up advertisements, chances are good that your electronic device is infected with an adware program. Fortunately, there are several ways to remove adware from your computer, including the use of McAfee security software. McAfee scans your computer and automatically removes any adware it finds.

McAfee is your one-stop solution to safely connect to the internet, and securely surf and shop the web, an activity that has become part of our daily regime. Additionally, McAfee’s virus removal service helps you easily clean viruses and spyware from your technological gadgets.

Due to its long-time security leadership role, Norton is uniquely positioned to tackle the challenges of unwanted adware. Norton’s skilled approach, combined with its Global Intelligence Network and time-tested expertise for combating security issues, has your back.  Norton boosts security for their customers with a full range of solutions that empower them to regain control of their systems and networks.

In late 2014, BitDefender launched an exclusive layer of protection against annoying ads and toolbars, adding its Adware Removal Tool. This innovative tool eliminates annoying apps, adware, toolbars and other browser add-ons. It also provides complete protection against malicious programs that can hijack computers. Awesome!

You have enough daily distractions to aggravate you.  The last thing you covet are pop up ads in your face every time you log onto to your computer or tablet. Lucky for all of us, there are now effective options to decrease our stress in this world of gizmos and contraptions that are supposed to be offering us an easier life.

These premiere companies offer simple solutions. They’ll do all the work for you! Why oh why can’t everything be this effortless?