Got Pop Ups?
The WD can help in this area. If you are having troubles
with pop up windows displaying anything from online singles chat rooms, online gambling, travel offers, clothing super sales,
and other advertising oriented items. Then its likely that you have an adware/malware program installed on your computer.
Here is more info on it:
(ADvertisementWARE) Software that periodically pops up ads
in a user's computer. Adware is considered "spyware" and is installed without the user's knowledge. It typically displays
targeted ads based on words searched for on the Web or derived from the user's surfing habits that have been periodically
sent in the background to a spyware's Web server.
What is a adware? Any software that covertly monitors and
transmits user information through the user's Internet connection without his or her knowledge, usually for advertising purposes.
Adware is often distributed as a hidden component of freeware or shareware programs that are downloaded from the Internet.
Also known as scumware and spyware.
(MALicious softWARE) Software designed to destroy, aggravate
and otherwise make life unhappy. See virus, worm, logic bomb, macro virus, Word macro virus and Trojan horse.
Typically, malware is distributed in one of three methods:
by e-mail, either through a virus-laden attachment or code embedded in the message body; in an infected application; or through
infected code on a Web site. Originally, removable media -- typically a floppy diskette -- was the vehicle most malware took
to get to your computer, but now the vast majority of malware is distributed electronically. According to various reports,
the percentage of viruses currently transmitted by e-mail is from 87-93%.