Adware is an unwanted software designed to throw advertisements up on your screen, mostly within a web browser. It is also known as the modern-day potentially unwanted program – PUP. Adware generates income for its developer by automatically displaying online advertisements in the user screen that pops up during the installation process. So how do you avoid those annoying adware infections?
- Use a firewall
Using a firewall will help to prevent third-party intrusion and report any attempts made to enter your system which is what you need to prevent such adware infection. A firewall will also notify of outbound communications, a factor that will let you know if you have adware or spyware on your computer.
- Download Anti-Malware Software
This is pretty much self-explanatory. Just look for Anti-Malware software on the internet and download one that is effective and is sure to give you results.
- Run a regular Anti-Malware scan
Simply downloading a software isn’t enough, you need to constantly run a anti malware scan on your device. Most of the anti-malware software comes with features where you can simply schedule an automatic scan on your anti malware software, just let the software do all the work while you sit back and enjoy adware free browsing.
- Block pop-up windows with a browser extension
There are several pop-up blocker extensions available that are compatible with the latest browsers which prevents such adware from hindering your browsing sessions. They are the most effortless method of getting rid of these adware infections.
- Run a System Restore
If all else fails and you haven’t not had success in removing the adware, run a System Restore to bring your PC back to a date when it was functioning properly.