1 in 3 infected would qualify as a pandemic don’t you think? Nearly 33% of computers connected to the Internet in America are infected with some type of malware and adware studies have shown. Many of those have no idea that they’re even infected and unknowingly support spreading even more of the malware and adware to their family and friends.
Through cunning and creativity those in the adware and malware industries often manage to infect computer systems without detection and show little obvious signs to the average computer user. Many of these adware infections make use of Proxies and Ad insertions leading the computer user to believe the ads being displayed belong to the website they are visiting.
Adware Is Hiding in Plain Sight
It is a tactic that has been used for generations. Simply join the crowd and go without being noticed. This type of adware method is one of the favorites. Not only is it effective but gives the adware developer the longest running stream of income. That is what adware is all about after all the end game you could say. It’s all about money and income for the developer.
It is an advertisement driven world. Whether you are watching television, listening to music on the radio or visiting Facebook. Ads are the primary way that money is generated by everyone. Since ads drive nearly everything that we do advertisements have come to be expected. This allows the adware malware developer to easily hide right in front of you and never be detected.
One very popular website is speedtest.com. This website is used by people all over the world to test their Internet speed. This site is also supported through ads. In the picture above you see that not only are the normal ads for SpeedTest present but ads that have been inserted by adware and seamlessly integrated into the webpage. To the average user these ads seem as though they are just part of the site. When clicked they can lead to anything from the adware developer making more income to more malware being installed onto the computer.
I Have Antivirus Protection Installed So I’m Safe
There is no other dangerous statement in the computer world. Users often get a false sense of security because they have antivirus protection installed on their computer. Antivirus software does protect you from some things but it never has and never will protect you from everything. Manually checking for the presence of adware and certain types of malware is the only way to find out if a computer is infected and to clean the threats if they do exist on your computer.
People try many different ways to attempt to avoid having an infected computer. Many people refuse to use Facebook or YouTube for example from fear that they will get a virus or malware just by visiting the websites. Other people actually reformat their hard drive and re-install Windows once a month in order to be sure that their computer is threat free.
You Can Stay Threat Free and Enjoy the Internet At the Same Time
Contrary to what some people think. It is in fact possible to keep your computer infection free and enjoy the Internet at the same time. This doesn’t mean that no threat will ever make its way onto your computer. What this does mean is that threats can be prevented from being able to function if they do make it onto your computer and they can be detected and removed if they do without having to reformatting your computer. In fact this is one of the key reasons that people join the PC Helper 123 program. The methods used are time proven non-intrusive to the regular function of your computer and extremely affordable all at the same time. Best of all you don’t have to worry about it, that’s your PC Helpers job.
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