The 'Liam.x' pop-ups have been linked to an adware infection. Adware associated with the 'Liam.x' pop-ups may cause intrusive symptoms that may make it very difficult for computer users to use the affected PC as normal. Adware associated with the 'Liam.x' pop-ups may be installed automatically, bundled along with a free software component downloaded from an untrustworthy source. Adware linked to the 'Liam.x' pop-ups may affect most of the popular Web browsers available today, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. These types of adware components may be installed as Web browser extensions or add-ons and cause the affected Web browser to display the 'Liam.x' pop-ups, include content associated with these pop-ups when opening a new tab or window, and display a sidebar containing advertising material and 'Hot Deals', or some variant of this term. Essentially, the function of the 'Liam.x' pop-up is to convince PC users that they have access to special online deals and shopping opportunities. However, most symptoms linked to the 'Liam.x' pop-ups may not be worth the trouble of having to deal with these kinds of components.
How Adware Associated with the 'Liam.x' Pop-Ups may Enter a Computer
Adware may be distributed in a variety of ways, not excluding traditional threat delivery methods such as spam email attachments. However, the most common way of delivering low-level threats like PUPs or adware is by bundling them with other software. The use of custom installers or download managers on shady software download websites is a common way of convincing inexperienced computer users to install software they don't need and added components when downloading a new program. These types of installers may use misleading language or convoluted instructions to convince computer users to install adware and other types of components, often requiring the use of advanced or custom installation options to opt out of installing them. Computer users shouldn't agree with every step of the way automatically.
How the 'Liam.x' Pop-Ups may be Used to Profit at the Expense of Computer Users
Adware associated with the 'Liam.x' pop-up is designed to make it seem as if the 'Liam.x' pop-up adds the option of obtaining special deals when shopping online. However, the opposite is true: the 'Liam.x' pop-ups may interfere with computer users' online activities, rarely giving anything useful in return. One of the aspects of the 'Liam.x' pop-ups that are worrying is that these types of pop-up advertisements may contain harmful and unwanted content. Pop-up advertisements associated with the 'Liam.x' pop-ups may advertise fake browser or software updates or try to convince computer users that they have 'won a contest' so that they will click on a doubtful link or call a fake technical support number. An additional problem that may be linked to the 'Liam.x' pop-up is that they may be associated with tracking components that monitor the computer users' online activities such as their search and browsing history for use in marketing or to deliver additional advertising material to their computer.
Dealing with the 'Liam.x' Pop-Ups and Similar Intrusive Content
If you are bothered by the 'Liam.x' pop-ups, malware researchers recommend the use of a reliable security application that is fully up-to-date to remove any adware associated with these components. In many cases, anti-virus programs may not detect the presence of adware or similar low-level threats. This is because these kinds of programs may be calibrated to deal with threats and not with PUPs or other harmful components that are not threatening. Because of this, computer users should ensure that their machines are protected against low-level threats as well as against more serious types of attacks.
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