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badware

Software, such as spyware and adware, that has been deceptively installed in the user's computer. Although it may also be called "malware," badware is not designed to deliberately destroy data or compromise a system as is a virus or Trojan. However, badware can slow down a computer while monitoring and reporting a user's habits to a third-party website. For more information, visit www.stopbadware.org. See spyware, adware and wares.
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Badware alcalinos: Este es un tipo de malware mitad spyware, mitad backdoor, suele residir en las ventanas del sistema observando incesantemente hasta que se lanza al acecho de un usuario.
The warnings will alert users to the fact that the site has been identified as dangerous, to begin with, while warnings are expected to become more detailed as the sites are visited and analysed by Stop Badware researchers.
The site aims to "provide reliable, objective information about downloadable applications in order to help consumers make better choices about what they download onto their computers" and to become "a central clearinghouse for research on badware and the actors who spread it.
In January, Harvard University's Berkman Center and the Oxford Internet Institute launched the Stop Badware Coalition, which seeks to inform Internet users about companies that use deceptive practice to trick Internet users into putting spyware, adware, or other deceptive software on their computers.
StopBadware makes the Web safer through the prevention, mitigation, and remediation of badware websites.
Downloading games or software or even visiting certain Web sites could make a user a victim of badware.
The Ads Integrity Alliance is a natural extension of StopBadware's mission to make the Web safer by combating badware," said the nonprofit organization's executive director, Maxim Weinstein.
The Stop Badware Coalition, a joint effort between Harvard University and Oxford University, is offering advice and exposing firms that try to conceal their surreptitious installation of "badware" on computers.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-26 January 2006-Web users asked to submit malicious software reports to Stop Badware Coalition(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.