Note that many websites have their own advertising, unrelated to adware.
Collection of Personal Information from Service Visitors Error-Guard, Inc. may collect and/or track (1) the home server domain names, email addresses, type of client computer, files downloaded, search engine used, operating system, and type of web browser of visitors to Error-Guard, Inc.'s web service, (2) the email addresses of visitors that communicate with Error-Guard, Inc. via email, (3) information knowingly provided by the visitor in online forms, registration forms, surveys, email, contest entries, and other online avenues (including demographic and personal profile data), and (4) aggregate and user-specific information on which pages visitors access.
Personal data collected by Error-Guard, Inc. may be used by Error-Guard, Inc. for many reasons, for example, for editorial and feedback purposes, for marketing and promotional purposes, for a statistical analysis of users' behavior, for product development, for content improvement, or to customize the content and layout of Error-Guard, Inc.'s service. Aggregate data on visitors' home servers may be used for internal purposes but will not be provided to third parties such as marketing firms. Individually identifying information, such as names, postal and email addresses, phone numbers, and other personal information which visitors voluntarily provide to Error-Guard, Inc. may be added to Error-Guard, Inc.'s databases and used for future calls and mailings regarding service updates, new products and services, and upcoming events.
We have also noticed points of deceptive advertising where computer error messages are created without the label of "Advertisement"