Adware Generic “virus” is software also called “adware” that installs additional software to your computer. Adware can be image of text advertisements within the website your are visiting, popups with advertisements, toolbar’s, browser homepage hijacks, or underlined text advertisements. This adware tracks your internet behaviour to display relevant information, advertisements or tries to trick you into buying specific software from affiliate networks. Adware or Browser Hijackers might also replace your default homepage to a search engine or website you did not configure in first place. Almost every adware is build and used to make money, using ads or to generate traffic to a website full of advertisements or tracking scripts.
If you got Adware Generic on your computer, you probably installed the adware yourself on your computer. Regular Antivirus software does not detect adware on your computer. Some Antivirus software will display a alert of Adware Generic on your computer, but does or cannot remove it.
It is advised to always read the Terms and Agreements before installing software on your computer. Do never click too fast thru the installation process [Next] button of software as you will agree to software you might not want to install. If the installer offers a Advanced or Custom option button, click it to find out if there is any other malicious software offered and installed during the installation process.