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How to remove adware from your PC?

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With the increase in cybercrime that has affected millions of PC’s and networks worldwide, it has become imperative to keep your system protected from any online threat. A majority of computers are infected when the user is either online checking their social media feeds or downloading an application. Cybercriminals deploy a number of techniques including malware, spyware to enter into a user’s PC via backdoor entry and steal the user’s personal information. One of the techniques that cybercriminals use for infecting a user’s PC is adware.

What is adware?

Adware is short for advertising-supported software and is a popular form of online attack used by cybercriminals. It has found its way to infect even the well protected Google Play Store applications. Adware is also a PC problem as it delivers advertisements and other useless junk including pop-ups, tabs and toolbars.
On the other hand, adware can also hijack your internet browser with advertisements and redirect you to websites that are unsafe.

How does my PC get infected with adware?

The most common method for adware to infect a user’s PC is through toolbar, browser extension or downloads offered in the form of pop-ups. Typically, a Trojan having adware disguises itself as a plug-in or video player which the user is most likely to download. Adware can also hide inside a proper application from third-party website and also show up in downloaded files via torrents or pirated websites. With its presence even in the official Google Play Store, adware has made it clear that no one is safe from its reach.
Adware developers often trick the user into willfully downloading infected programs disguised as an important update or download.

How can I keep my PC safe from adware?

Our highly trained experts at the Bitdefender Support have come up with an easy-to-follow guide on how you can keep adware away from your PC. Kindly follow the guidelines mentioned below;

1.         Complete Backup

Use an external hard drive to save the most important files to an online cloud service.

2.            Update

In order to keep your computer clean from the slightest trace of any online threat, keep all the important software including antivirus updated. 

3.            Remove Programs

Prior to scanning your computer with an antivirus program, always ensure that the adware on your PC has an uninstallation option. You will need to go to the Control Panel in your PC to check for this information. Once you have removed the program, restart your PC. 
4.            Run a Scan
In case you detect an adware on your PC, use an effective antivirus or adware removal software to take care of the issue for you.

How will I inform the Bitdefender Support of my PC issue?

We at the Bitdefender Technical Support are here to offer the best protection for your PC using topnotch technical assistance. Our professionals work day and night to keep your computer system secured against any cyberattack. The experts working with us have more than 10 years of experience in handling any query related to the security of your PC. Apart from keeping your computer safe from online attacks, we also deal in other issues that might interfere with the smooth functioning of your PC.

You can easily share the adware issue with our experts at the Bitdefender Support via the toll-free number at (0 800 820 3300).


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