Has This Ever Happened to You with BHO.aiu or Other Adware?
You’re surfing the web when all of a sudden up pops a box telling you, “Your computer is infected and you need to clean it now! Click here to scan Your PC for free!” Did you click the scan option out of panic that your computer was infected? If so you may have agreed to have adware loaded onto your computer. Has this ever happened to you with BHO.aiu or other adware? Now the pop-ups are plentiful and you’re sitting there saying, I’ve scanned my computer, why is BHO.aui adware bothering me?”
This just one of the many tactics used to get you to say yes to adware. If this has never happened before it can be a bit surprising to see. And, after all, if your computer is infected, you want to fix the problem immediately don’t you? Well, don’t be fooled. This is just an attempt to get you to install adware software.
When you click the “Scan Now” button, you basically give the go ahead for adware to really doing funky things to your computer. Such as: Annoying pop-ups, results that you didn’t search for, and even possibly some adult material. The problem starts with software packages that installs adware as part of a bundled package, and is included in the terms of their licensing agreement. This can be, but it not limited to Morpheus, Kazaa, iMesh, and plenty others that you may not be aware of.
If you want to avoid potential hijacking of your personal information, consider two email addresses, one for personal emails and one when you want to do online sign-ups. Of course, the best way to avoid the adware is to never download anything from unknown sources, and purchase an anti-spyware removal program for your computer. That’s the only way to be certain that your computer is totally protected.