Ad Bars are “potentially unwanted programs” that place ads in front of and, often times, collect keystrokes from your users. They are a gateway to an attack and we block them when we feel they are a threat to Strongarm users.

DNSWatch will notify you once that an ad bar has been prevented or detected. Our team will follow up and let you know what DNSWatch has stopped. If you simply leave the alert “unresolved”, more connections may queue up in the infection, but you will not be notified. Of course, if you would like to receive notifications, you can resolve the infection every time you triage it.