Search and Destroy Adware
While adware has become a constant source of annoyance for computer users with the increasing popularity of
internet and online services, the resources to search and destroy adware are also growing in equal
proportion. There are many options available online as well as in form of software packages in the market. These
tools are very useful in containing harmful effects of adware as well as getting rid of persistent teasing by
unwanted pop ups and unsolicited emails generated from email account of the computer user.
In order to remove adware and any other types of threats like viruses, Trojans, and spyware, it is better to use
online scan. Since some of new malware are capable of disabling many popular antivirus programs installed on
computer despite they are meticulously updated, they fail to protect against newer viruses and adware. Hence, it is
recommended to use an online scan.
It can be initiated by typing the online scan website’s address in your browser. This may prompt you to install
small software on your computer that acts as interface between your operating system and online scan website. Once
started, your hard drive will be scanned by the website and finished when it has searched and destroyed adware,
spyware and viruses on your computer. At last, it will generate a detailed report if it could not remove any
After finishing online scan, you may download and install a good adware removal tool to search and destroy adware
and spyware. It is better to install an adware removal program that is known for its best performance and least
trouble as some of the adware removal programs themselves install their own adware, although they remove other
adware from your hard drive.
It is also recommended that you install Microsoft Security updates regularly as soon as they are released if you
are using Windows OS. They provide certain level of prevention against adware. Always use the version of Windows
that is currently supported by Microsoft Windows. For example, currently Microsoft Windows does not support
versions older than Windows 2000.
Since Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is the most popular and highly available browser, most of the adware and other
malware developers hunt it for security holes and exploit them. Using other alternatives like third party Internet
Browsers also provides protection against malware.
Online scan and adware removal programs are best resort to search and destroy adware once your
computer is infected with adware or any other malware. They can also be used as protective shield against security
threats commonplace in online world.