'Save The Children' Pop-Up

'Save The Children' Pop-Up Description

The 'Save the Children' pop-up is part of a new breed of philanthropic Potentially Unwanted Programs. Although they use the same techniques as many adware or PUP components to gather advertising revenue from the affected Web browser, they claim that the revenue is used to support various charities and are open about their activities on the affected Web browser. Each computer user will decide whether the source of the PUP in question is trustworthy or if the 'Save the Children' pop-up is a particularly devious social engineering campaign. The 'Save the Children' pop-up may be associated with a Web browser add-on associated with Dell that claims to allow computer users to support charities when they shop online. It is, however, important to note that components linked to 'Save the Children' pop-up use exactly the same techniques to engender these charitable donations as less desirable PUPs that produce money to enrich their creators.

The source of the 'Save the Children' pop-up seems to be legitimate. In fact, computer users are usually free to opt out of installing PUPs associated with the 'Save the Children' pop-up. However, many computer users are not entirely clear on the fact that PUPs linked to the 'Save the Children' pop-up may cause system performance issues and compromise their security in a variety of ways. Components associated with the 'Save the Children' pop-up track your online activities and gather data about your browsing habits which are then relayed to a third party. The actual 'Save the Children' pop-up also takes up screen space and may be linked to unwanted behaviors such as browser redirects or changes to the Web browser settings.

What to do If You don't Want the 'Save the Children' Pop-Up's PUP

If you have authorized the PUP linked to the 'Save the Children' pop-up and installed it deliberately, then feel free to ignore the 'Save the Children' pop-up. However, if the 'Save the Children' pop-up appears suddenly, then it is recommended to remove the PUP responsible. This PUP may be uninstalled as standard, although a reliable security program is recommended as part of the removal process.