tool like this that will show you if your browser is properly configured to discourage tracking.
If you want to eliminate a specific brand or company’s ad from your viewing, you can choose to opt out of their specific ads. This can be done by heading over to YourAdChoices.com, powered by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can download their app which will allow you to discover why a certain ad is targeting you and then block it if you chose to do so (on your mobile device). Use this link to scan your browser and control your ads on your computer.
Adware is a type of malware that’s installed on devices without their owners’ consent. Adware then redirects users to third party sites and collects personal and sensitive information regarding web browsing and shopping preferences without their knowledge or consent.
To protect yourself from adware and the occasional malicious ad, we recommend Avira Free Antivirus. The Antivirus helps to protect from adware and other types of malware that can taint your online experience.
The only way to eliminate online ads is to stop using the internet. As this isn’t plausible for most, the best way to deal with personalized advertising is to restrict as much of it as you can and simply accept the overflow. Reach out to Avira for more tips on how to block ads and improve your privacy and security online.