3.3. Task 3.3: Using Adware Checker

The Internet has certainly lived up to its reputation for being a dangerous place. By simply going to the wrong website or downloading the wrong program, you can end up with a system full of adware. Adware is usually bundled with a shareware of free programs. And from a programmer's point of view, it is a way to recoup some of the program's development cost.

What is particularly annoying about most adware is the way it causes constant pop-ups on your computer, or redirects you to other sites you do not care to visit. These programs can even degrade system performance to the point of being unusable. Recent studies estimated that adware and antispyware protection solutions will rise to over $600 million by 2009. ...

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