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Where Does Adware Come From

Sep 16, 2008
Computer Adware is a pain; it will clog up your computer with useless information to you. What exactly is Adware? Well it's and advertising supported software, it will automatically play, display, or even download advertisements to the computer after you have installed the software the adware was bundled to. In fact there are some adware that are really spyware, these types of software's are considered privacy-invasive software.

Adware comes about when advertising functions are actually integrated into or possibly bundled with software, this software is designed to keep track of the internet sites you visit and will present advertising that is close to the types of goods or even services that you have kept track of.

Why do developers include adware in their software? Because it's a great way to recoup the cost of development they have paid out. In fact when they do this at times they may be able to offer the software at a discounted or even free price. Also with this income coming into the developer with these advertisements they may actually be able to upgrade and improve the software product. But these advertisements that pop up are quite annoying to the computer user, and at times will make the task you are trying to complete seem much longer and harder to complete.

Another way that adware may be classified or better yet identified is by the term shareware. This word basically describes the free software programs on the internet that is shared amongst users. The only really good thing and huge difference between adware and shareware is that with most shareware's a person is offered the chance to register the software, of course it will cost you a bit of money prices will range depending on the game.

But if you do pay for the registration key those annoying pop up ads that you had to deal with will no longer be in your way. So really what they are doing is selling you software that you could possibly go and buy in Wal-mart or some other place and not have ads on it.

Adware is an annoying problem; it is just as bad as spyware in that it will mess up your computer, by possibly slowing it down, or making the tasks you are trying to complete even more time consuming. The way I look at it is if I want to see an advertisement for something I will go and look it up myself, I don't just want it popping up out of no where. And this is how most people feel about adware. Yes it's nice that a person who develops computer software can recoup their cost in a way, but why should it be in a way that is annoying to us? There must be other ways that they can go about making up the cost that they have put up.

Perhaps, one day this problem will be fixed, but for now there are several different software's you can buy to help get rid of adware. Isn't it funny we have to spend more money to get rid of something that we downloaded, not on purpose, but with some software we thought we wanted?
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