From that point on, the app has the ability to display popup ads
that install highly intrusive adware.
Sibbett was adamant that the app be free to all users and without annoying popup ads
, which he passionately hates, and because he wanted it for his own use and free to everyone --all without requiring human intervention.
Smartphone online ads are more effective and less annoying than some larger-screen popup ads
, he said.
The ad network supports Text link ads, Photo link ads, Banner ads, Video ads, Invideo ads, Popup ads
, Pop under ads, Peel away ads, Full Page ads, and Inline ads.
For example, while popup ads
or banners are not widely accepted by this group, more than half of college students (53 percent) say they do not avoid Webisodes or pre-roll ads while online, and 68 percent say they don't avoid online promotions.
In addition to CleanMyPC Registry Cleaner, the company also offers CleanMyPC Free PopUp Blocker, a utility that gets rid of annoying popup ads
It examines all the files on your computer, while letting you eliminate all the spyware and programs funneling all those annoying popup ads
to your computer.
"The best way to think about it is this is where we were with viruses a couple of years ago," says Pizzo, adding that when an Artery computer user complains that a computer has slowed down or is inundated with popup ads
, the anti-spyware shareware does a good job of identifying and cleaning out the files and programs that don't belong.
Scumware opens a security hole on infected systems by downloading and activating executable files, and serving hundreds of popup ads
. It can use the browser to serve pornographic and/or illegal and immoral websites.
We've got one chance to hit this person with as many ad units, popup ads
, autoplay videos as we can.