Adware can be As Vicious as a Virus

Adware is usually seen as an annoyance. But it can also be as vicious as a virus.

We experienced a case recently in which an attack rendered a machine unusable, due to the constant flow of pop-ups. In this case, the common ad detection and fixing software didn't work. The machine had to be reformatted, and installations reinstalled and reconfigured from scratch. A costly fix, both in terms of technical support time (perhaps 3 hours in all), plus one day in which the user's machine was down.

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