.FindemNow…Find what now, exactly?
Most adware tries to portray itself as being a helpful addition to your computer. Of course, universally, it’s not. What little value some of it may actually have, is overshadowed by the fact that it saps your computer’s performance, can steal what is potentially sensitive information about you and your computer, and in some cases, can hijack your browser. .FindemNow is one of the latter kind.
This program is more often than not a secondary infection. It’s usually downloaded and installed onto your computer by the backdoor program called .Bookmarker.F. What do you get in the bargain? Well, you get a new Favorites list, you get a new home page at www.coolwebsearch.com (not a good place to be), and any time you try to look at something on www.msn.com, you get directed back to coolwebsearch.com or some replacement site. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? Too bad that’s only the least of it.
If it seems like you’d be getting short-changed by the above offering, there’s always more than the eye can see with adware. More often than not, one of the first things they do is download updates and start adding registry keys. They typically will also search through your files and look for your browsing history and tracking cookies to send to a remote computer. The remote computer will then process this information, make a file of it on its database, and send you advertisements based on that data. There’s never a way to be truly sure, but it is entirely possible that the data that was sent about you could be used for criminal purposes, like stealing your identity; especially if you’ve used your credit card online.
Of course, all this activity has another effect on your computer. For any program to run on your computer, it needs to use running memory. Running without your knowledge, and without your consent, and especially without your approval, these programs use up a significant amount of your running memory, and pretty much bully it away from other programs. This leads to other programs running slower, and sometimes they will crash. This is especially true of Internet browsers.
You see, another thing that adware uses a whole lot of is your Internet connection’s bandwidth. Your Internet browsers need this bandwidth in order to access webpages. The bandwidth also depends on your computer’s running memory. Collectively, this has a crippling effect on your Internet browsers.
With all the dangerous programs out there in Internet land, every computer should be armed with the top of the line programs available for their respective territories. There should be a good antivirus, which often comes as part of the software package, a good firewall, which always does, and a good antispyware program. The antispyware is more or less left for the consumer to choose. Unfortunately, many people do not know this.
There is only one antispyware program out there that can truly claim the top listing. ZookaWare PC Cleaner can kill a new adware within minutes of its release. We guarantee this, and can back it up.