Note that many websites have their own advertising, unrelated to adware.
Another company that hawks those infamous "online greeting cards". The catch? To view the greeting card, the site attempts to install a 1+ megabyte application that will (unless you carefully read the license agreements and click "NO!") spam everybody in your Outlook address book with phony greeting cards and ads for their service, then place advertising spyware on your computer. The spyware will collect your name, email address and surfing habits, popping up ads and delivering HTML spam to your email address.
This one particulary made me angry.
Their greeting card worm uses a site called:
When you visit it, it looks like a low end flower shopping site, by "Floral Inspirations by nancy - Phoenix, Arizona".
Looking closer, you see that the content is absolutely fake, none of the links work.
Doing a whois on the site reveals that the creator is:
"Alfaro, Ricardo firstname.lastname@example.org
Permissioned Media Inc.
Panama City, El Dorado Zona 6
PA 571-628-5535 "
From the Windows Start button select Settings and then Control Panel.
When the Control Panel window opens, double-click on the Add/Remove Programs icon.
When the Add/Remove Programs Properties window opens, locate "WinSrv Reg" in the list of installed programs. Click on it one time and then click on the Add/Remove button.
Follow the on screen instructions.