What is Adware?

Adware is any software that displays ads to generate revenue for the program’s creator. Adware teeters on the edge of the definition of malware. In some respects, it’s a legitimate answer for developers looking to make some money off of their hard work while allowing the end user to get the service for (almost) free. On the other hand, adware can be misused with alarming … Continue reading What is Adware?

Interview With Michael Maltsev, Creator of Unchecky

Reason Software has just announced the incorporation of the popular Unchecky program that protects computers from potentially unwanted software offers that often come with software downloads, into the Reason Core Security suite. I sat down with the creator of the program, Michael Maltsev, to get the story behind Unchecky. The first impression I get is one of humility and sincerity. You can almost imagine that … Continue reading Interview With Michael Maltsev, Creator of Unchecky

Ethical Adware Versus Bundleware- What’s the Difference and What’s with this New Toolbar on my PC??!

Think back to the last time you installed new software onto your computer. The next time you opened your browser were you greeted by a new “Babylon Search” toolbar? Perhaps you found a little icon tucked away on your desktop, that was just hoping you wouldn’t notice it. Welcome to Bundleware. Bundleware referrers to garbage programs you unintentionally downloaded when you installed an application. It … Continue reading Ethical Adware Versus Bundleware- What’s the Difference and What’s with this New Toolbar on my PC??!

Browser Ad Injection – What you Need to Know

You probably don’t give a second thought to the banner ads scattered all over the web. But what about when these ads start weighing down your computer, interrupting web pages that were once ad-free, and taking revenue from your favorite websites? Let’s see how to identify these intruders, and get them off your device. What is Browser Ad Injection? A thin piece of code from … Continue reading Browser Ad Injection – What you Need to Know