by Brad Appleby
“My computer is running slow and there is advertising all over the place when I surf the Internet.”
Datamining, aggressive advertising, parasites, scumware, keyloggers, trojans, dialers, malware, browser hijackers, and tracking components. These are just a few of the many programs that might be running on your computer without your knowledge. I have found a “solution to stop the pollution” of unwanted programs on you computer.
Ad-aware is a free program that will search your computer and identify all of the programs listed above. Then you decide to keep or remove these programs. My Grandfather (Pop-Pop) had over 1,700 programs tracking him on the Internet. After running Ad-aware, his computer is cleaner and runs faster.
Try it for yourself. Go to www.download.com and click on most popular, then click on Ad-aware by Lavasoft, then click on the download now button to save the file to your computer. After the file is saved, use windows explorer and run the saved program. This tip can help you make your computer run faster and remove unwanted programs. It worked for Grandpa and me.