After installing a new printer, I began to have some serious problems with freezing up. It was if my computer was possessed! (See alien!)
So, I found Tech Support Guy online and one of the members began walking me through the fixing process. During a Panda virus scan, I noticed that the eAnthology software I'd downloaded for virus protection kept popping up without my having initiated it. Then everything started wacking out! It took all night to run a program! Panda detected no viruses, though eAnthology said it had one quarrantined. The person helping me at TSG told me to uninstall eAnthology and download AntiVir. AntiVir found a VBS/Newlove.A virus and I deleted the file to rid it.
Since doing so, I was going to contact eAnthology to get them to stop charging me for their service, and found reports online about them being Adware and not a legitimate anti-virus! My question is: what exactly IS adware, what are the dangers in it, and how can I be sure eAnthology isn't going to hide somewhere in my computer and wreak havoc!?
Anyone have answers to this or experiences with eAnthology?