Every internet users, whether a teenager or professional, wants a disturbance-free website to surf and no one wants to keep closing unwanted ads while doing their work. In the present scenario, due to increasing digitalization, most of the works are now converted into blue chips and every organization prefers to execute their work as well as to keep their records online rather than piling hard copies of the cases or records. In some sectors like Digital Marketing and Search Engine Optimizations, employees have to visit hundreds of different websites to execute their work efficiently. However, the unwanted ads or say adware make this task impossible as they keep blinking and preventing the users to reach the genuine link. As the users are unknown about and the harm they can cause to their data as well as the operating system they easily fall prey to the hackers. The best option is to know the basics about the adware and the process to remove from your browser. What follows ahead are the basics of adware and the process of removal.
What is adware?
In the most common language, adware can be defined as unwanted programs that run in the background and supplies additional component that noshes advertisements or pop-ups whenever user click on some specific links. These ads and pop-ups every time opens a new link or webpage other than intended. If the user is new to the world of internet, he or she may be facing terrible problems while surfing through the websites and mostly these pop-ups are quite annoying and in some cases embarrassing also.
Generally, these pop-ups are caused by various ad-aided programs which may be supplied through several platforms during installation of software or some file say music, video or other free software like video converter or PDF-converter. This adware contains several unwanted features or programs that are pre-bundled in the package and while the user downloads and installs the file this bundled adware are also installed in the process. An expert user may identify these unwanted packages but a novice user fails to identify the same. Once adware is installed on the browser (chrome) the user will see different pop-ups and advertisements while using it.
Other red flags include advertisement banners which are fed in the website user are surfing, hyperlinks to the text which may redirect the user to the unwanted website and some adware also keep blinking reading that your computer needs an update or your anti-virus is unable to track malware and spyware. Reading this user eventually clicks on these links and all they got is some other fake site and crapware.
Why adware are dangerous?
Some of the adware are harmless as they only redirect the user to some other sites. However, most of the adware is a threat to the users’ personal data as well as the operating system. This adware feeds unwanted program that installs them by their own and thus causing harm to the browser as well as the machine. Hackers often use adware as their tool to gather personal information from the computer.
How to remove adware from the browser (Chrome)
The simplest way to remove adware is to uninstall the browser and re-install it with a fresh copy of the browser. However, some users also install some add-ons which also will be removed during the un-installation process. Therefore, there are numerous ad-blocker or ad-remover software are available on the internet that suffices to remove this malicious adware from the browser. Chrome Clean up Tool is the most efficient and common tool that are being used to remove unwanted ads from the computer.
Further Junk-ware Removal Tool is also quite effective in removing malware and adware from Chrome.