Note that many websites have their own advertising, unrelated to adware.
Program is installed on hard drive from a CD that is given to customers who have purchased new Verizon telephones. No warning is given to customers that Adware is being installed. The program then runs at startup and attempts to dial out and report browser movements. The Zone Alarm firewall did detect this program's attempts to send outgoing packets, and users with firewalls therefore can block the outgoing packets. However, the program continues its attempts to dial out while it runs in the background, thereby multiplying running tasks in the background. Memory resources are seriously taxed and shutdown problems are caused.
Shut down all instances of the program running in the background using CTRL-ALT-DEL. Noptify.exe resides in the Windows\Temp folder and can be deleted from there when not running.