What Is Adware Gdown?

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What Is Adware Gdown?
Adware Gdown can infect a computer and impair system functions. (Internet security badge silver image by patrimonio designs from Fotolia.com)

Adware is a type of advertising-supported software that automatically generates ads on a computer. Adware Gdown is one type of adware that can slow down and damage a computer's operations.

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Definition

Adware Gdown, also known as adware.Gdown, causes numerous pop-up advertisements to display on your system. Adware Gdown typically infects a computer through the download of online programs and applications. Once installed, Adware Gdown can replicate itself and quickly spread throughout a user's computer system.

Symptoms

Adware Gdown can produce malicious files and consume resources and system space, causing computer operations to slow and applications to freeze. Adware Gdown can also destroy software, hardware and other crucial data, and disable programs such as security tools. Adware Gdown may act as spyware, or software that tracks and records personal user information, and then send the information to third parties online.

Removal

Adware Gdown can be removed by anti-spyware programs such as Spyware Doctor and Spybot -- Search and Destroy. Nearly all commercial antivirus software packages also offer detection and removal of adware and spyware software.

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