It’s common we get pop-ups every now and then while using our PC, even when we’ve already installed a pop-up blocker program. However, what are they exactly and what are the implications of them appearing so frequently in our screens?
A pop-up is a small box or dialog that suddenly appears on top of the page content. Pop-ups may appear for a variety of reasons, including notifications, showing errors, sharing discounts, surveys, etc.
While some users may find pop-ups relevant and helpful, others may consider them annoying. Not all pop-ups are used for advertising or notification purposes, though. Unfortunately, they can also be used for planting malwares including spyware and/or adware, making them even more dangerous, as they might hijack your browser and capture your personal information. Ads can install malware to your PC without you even clicking them. Moreover, if you do happen to click on a malicious pop-up, in many cases, it could trigger a malware download. This is something that may happen even in the most trusted legitimate sites you visit.
Furthermore, unfamiliar pop-ups appearing on your browser are spread by adware (a software which displays or downloads advertising material when you are online). Pop-ups and banner ads absorb bandwidth avidly affecting your internet speed tremendously.
The performance of your PC may also be jeopardized since large amounts of spyware or adware may slow down your system or it may appear to freeze frequently.
If your PC is crashing frequently, it may be the result of malware symptoms that have gone undetected.
Feel free to contact us if you are experiencing this issue. We will be more than happy to assist you, as well as recommending the best options to improve your online experience and prevent hazardous pop-ups. Don’t forget to ask about our security software for all your devices. Call us now 1.888.335.7145.
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