Headaches With Adware

Eye on Flat Panel MonitorSometimes as we go through our normal routines, we find issues that cause us concern. Your BBB wishes to make you aware of some of the things we have learned.

Recently I went to the control panel on my home laptop and clicked on the un-install a program link and discovered a program which I subsequently learned is software that provides unsolicited ads.

This is what happens. You find a “free” program that you want to use and you download it, but the catch is that it may contain offers from third parties that the provider of the free software may not have checked out. This is what happened to me, and I didn’t realize that this software was installed on my computer.

So, after learning what this program was and what it did, I removed it by uninstalling it; however, there were several steps that needed to be taken to completely remove the software from the system.

For more information about malicious software, please see previous posts, and you can always visit our website www.bbb.org/Evansville for more information regarding business and charity reviews, as well as our news center regarding other types of malicious offers. We are the Tri-State Better Business Bureau, where you can Start With Trust ®.

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Tom is Vice President for the Tri-State Better Business Bureau. In addition to answering the needs of our accredited businesses, Tom can be seen on WTVW providing tips for businesses and consumers. He also works closely with other local media outlets to keep our community informed of marketplace issues affecting our area.

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