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How Adware Works and Why People Hate It?

Jul 3, 2008
Are you an advertiser? Do you want to reach as many targeted customers as possible? Do you want to ride in the Adware-free software bundle? If you do, we will not judge you. However, it may help you to know that many people hate Adware because of the existence of illegal, disturbing, and unacceptable softwares otherwise known as Malware.

Before you decide if Adware will benefit you as a seller or as a customer, let us first understand what Adware is and why Adware needs to run in your computer. This may also help you understand if there are benefits of having Adware in your computer or Adware is entirely unacceptable.

There is always a positive and negative side in everything and thus, before you embark on taking a ride in Adware, understand what you are getting yourself into. This will ensure that you will avoid bad perception or distrust from your customers.

What is an Adware?

An Adware is software that helps your computers read advertisements. Often, people do not need to install an Adware but free softwares have an Adware in its background. This endeavor provides consumers with free software and some useful and targeted advertisements, which help customers and sellers to meet.

Adware is riding on free software. Thus, when you install your free software, and you agree to the terms and conditions of use, you are actually agreeing to the installation of the free software and the Adware as well.

What is Malware?

Malware is an Adware that does not take a ride on free software but instead illegally installs in your computer enabling its advertisements, mostly unwelcome advertisements. Malware likewise steals your profile and sells it to third party. Some Malwares may be blocked by your computer's firewall. However, because many developers are experienced enough, some Malwares can disguise themselves and thus makes its illegal way into your computer.

What does Adware do?

Adware monitors your internet activity. It also reads your profile to ensure that the advertisements Adware will show is targeted to your need. Adware will therefore provide you with popup or pop-under advertisement of products and services that may interest you.

Technology savvy developers design Adware to monitor your internet activity. It will be able to differentiate similar keywords with targeted niche. You are therefore going to see advertisements that may interest you coming from the knowledge of your internet activity and your profile.

Good Adware needs to be installed with a software. Bad Adware or Malware on the other hand easily gets into your computer without you doing anything about it.

Good Adware is easy to uninstall or there is uninstallation software to cleanup your computer if you do not want to see advertisements.

Bad Adware or Malware on the other hand may be troublesome to uninstall and may possibly never uninstall.

They will cause your computer to slowdown and may present unwelcome advertisements.

Many people hate Adware but love free software. Do not feel bad and consider the Adware unscrupulous if you use freeware. Freewares do not go without cost. Someone has to pay for the freeware, and these are the advertisers.

If however you want software but do not want advertisements popping up in your computer, you may buy the software you need to use.

If you still want the free software then use free software from reputation developers. This way, you are sure that you will benefit from Adware that is bundled with the free software.

It may also help to use firewall to make sure that you minimize Adware issues in your computer. This is not foolproof but this will minimize the Adware issues you may encounter.
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