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Spyware known as Advertising Supported software Adware is a way for the authors of an online downloadable product to make money without selling it to their users Many large media companies offer them to place banner ads in their products in exchange for a portion of the revenue from their banner sales So the user doesnt have to pay for the software and the developers are still getting paid In this case U-Haul is suing WhenU because the company is complaining that they are losing thousands of visitors with all the pop-up ads that are not from their own web site people complain that they are annoying and frustrating that they have to click cancel every time they visit a hyperlink on U-Hauls website WhenUs website provides free downloads via the internet in exchange for the free downloads WhenU installs these spyware files in the program the user is downloading creating advertisements when a certain user visits a particular website That is how WhenU makes a profit The spyware software attracts keywords that the user is searching Example the user types a baseball site then an ad not from the baseball site they are currently viewing pops up relating to baseball selling hats gloves and bats Not only does it hurt the owners web site people thinking its ads from the site their visiting when its actually the software theyve installed but it also hurts the users computer This spyware software takes up a lot of space and memory in the users computer Making it slow and freeze at times Many users are currently using free programs that eliminate spyware such as Spybot Search and Destroy and Adware 50 and 60 These programs searches for any spyware related content and automatically deletes them making your computer faster reliable and ad free If you find the banners annoying there is a lot of software you can use to remove them Some cost money for a registration
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