These 5 antivirus suites keep potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from biting
Sep 10, 2014 3:30 AM
Adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) might not seem like viruses to some people, but they can wreak havoc and cause major annoyances. It’s like comparing terriers to guard dogs: A misbehaved terrier (PUP) may not be as dangerous as a bad-tempered junkyard dog (virus), but the little ankle-biters can sure get on your nerves, and they tend to nip more often. PUPs can change your web browser’s homepage and search settings, and even redirect websites you try to visit. They can litter your browser with toolbars and install questionable PC cleaners and optimizers. They can also bombard you with ads that are often illegitimate and lead to further infestation of malware or viruses.