Adware-The Potentially unwanted application (PUA) or Potentially unwanted program (PUP)
What is an Adware ?
The word adware is derived from advertisement software. Adware means a program used to displays intrusive ads. Advare is a threat to the privacy. The web is flooded with potentially unwanted adware applications being installed with free downloads and without the consent and information to the user. To install an adware, Mostly download clients are used by the free software downloading websites. They offer small software free of cost and install advertising browser plug-ins or the adware with the chosen freeware. The carelessness while downloading a free software is also a reason to get unwanted adware infections.
Adware-The Potentially unwanted application
Types of adware
There are many types of adware.
1. Browser hacking adware which manipulates users browser settings and unwanted and risky creates browser redirects.