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Adware is any software program that displays adverts on a computer, whether harmful or not. It is most commonly referred to as malicious programs that show misleading adverts, blinking pop-up windows, giant digital billboards, and full-screen auto-play advertisements within an internet browser.

Prevention of adware is much easier to achieve than its removal after it has infected your computer. You should always be mindful when accepting cookies or giving permissions while installing programs. You want to choose the “custom install” option whenever possible so you can see which additional programs may be getting installed.

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