AdProtect pop-up windows intend to deliver advertisements. It will promote products, online services, and other items that can generate online profit. If you are seeing AdProtect pop-ups, it may indicate that adware or malware is present on the computer. Although, it is not confirmed yet unless your installed anti-virus programs have issued notifications about it.
People see AdProtect pop-up as part of virus activity because of its annoying presence. Technically, pop-up, redirects, and browser hijacker are just adware-related doings. It can be taken away by cleaning browser’s cache and removing unwanted plug-in, add-on, or extension.
In order to prevent the pop-ups, some computer users resort into installing ad-blocking software. However, this kind of program may not be sufficient in getting rid of AdProtect pop-up. The proper way to deal with this type of threat is by eliminating any junkware from the compromised PC.
About AdProtect (from adprotect.net)
adprotect.net is an advertising network technology tracking domain. Advertisers distribute their ads across a broad network of search partners and content sites. Before traffic is delivered to advertisers, adprotect.net is used as a network referral ID to identify and qualify traffic sent by traffic partners.
Malicious files related to AdProtect can enter the computer using various methods. Primary mean is through shareware or freeware. Installing free programs especially from unknown sources can give you AdProtect pop-ups.
Users are mostly not aware that malicious freeware are packed with multiple adware that can modify browser as well as computer settings to pull off its main goal. Adware can integrate codes into the browser to produce AdProtect pop-up window that many users found bothering.
AdProtect may also appear on the clean system. The pop-up may be initiated by web page you are visiting. In that case, abstain from following the links it provided as it may cause adware infection.