Security+ Objective 1.1 – Differentiate among various systems security threats – Adware

Adware is software that delivers ads to your computer, usually in the form of pop-ups.  If you are constantly getting pop-ups that aren’t tied to the websites that you are visiting, chances are you have some adware installed on your system.  It sometimes doesn’t fall under the scope of your anti-virus software, so alternate scanning software may be needed to prevent adware.

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