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Stop pop-ups! How viruses and rogue websites use them?

Stop pop-ups now

You should stop pop-ups, as this kind of ads are extremely annoying. They cover the content you might be interested in. But they may also be extremely dangerous.

This should convince you stop pop-ups

Some of us consider pop-ups ads an annoying way of advertising. Which is definitely true.

On the other hand, average users can not be aware of the dangers that these might hide. In fact, most of us do not even think that we land on some websites due to another reason than our own will. Which is, unfortunately, false.

But let’s see what pop-ups might bring to the infected computer of any user. One of the most common viruses spread using infected web pages and/or pop-ups. A web scripting virus usually exploits browser vulnerabilities. To do this, it breaches browser’s security using a client code script.

Redirection is another thing that should worry any user. When the browser is constantly redirected to websites that instantly show pop-up ads, it is a bad sign. It means, in fact, that there is adware already on your system.

Also, if your search queries usually result in a redirection through unknown web searchers, a hijacking app affects your system. And you should find a way to uninstall it immediately.

But pop-ups may also affect directly your desktop. So, they can appear even if you do not have any browser open. And villains use clickbait or other social engineering tactics to reach their goal. Thus, they deceive users that unintentionally land there, to accept browser notifications.

Then, the pop-ups that appear urge users to play “free online games.” Behind this, they install browser add-ons or open adult web pages.

You can find here the security prevention and protection tips to avoid or get rid of these ads.

How users get to access rogue pages?

There is a very little number of users who access such websites deliberately. But attackers use ingenious ways to get them there.

For instance, they use potentially unwanted apps, other rogue websites or intrusive ads to make potential victims access these pages.

Anyway, for your peace of mind and your safety, you can stop pop-ups forever, by installing the Windows native Ad Guardian plus ad blocker.

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