Pop-Up Pop-Up Description

The pop-up is a pop-up message that is closely associated with an adware and browser hijacker infection. The pop-up will often appear after a computer user has installed a freeware program from an unreliable source. Often, these kinds of programs are bundled with browser hijackers in the form of potentially unwanted browser extensions or toolbars.

One of the reasons why the pop-up is considered a problem is because it is a symptom of an adware infection that may compromise your privacy. uses tracking cookies that can keep track of your Web browser activity in order to deliver advertisements to your computer. It is crucial not to forget that not all cookies are dangerous or harmful, and most are actually necessary for most online activity. However, in this particular case the pop-up usually indicates that your online history is being monitored in order to bombard you with pop-up advertisements.

Understanding the Nature of the Pop-Up

Many computer users go as far as to call browser hijackers associated with pop-up as viruses. However, it is not necessary to go that far; the pop-up is caused by what is commonly known as a potentially unwanted program. Most of the time, pop-up can be eliminated simply by removing the web browser toolbar associated with them. However, ESG security researchers advise then utilizing a proven anti-malware scanner to ensure that no malware has entered that infected computer as a result of links or content contained in the pop-up and its associated websites.

Common Symptoms Associated with the Pop-Up

Apart from the pop-up itself, there are several other indication of this problem. The browser hijacker responsible for the pop-up may cause the infected web browser to redirect the computer user to unwanted websites associated with this threat. The victim's homepage and default search engine may also be changed without the computer user's permission. Other symptoms associated with the pop-up may include computer performance problems, such as a slow connection speed and suspicious error messages. Fortunately, removing the web browser extension associated with the pop-up will be enough to stop these symptoms from appearing in most cases.