malware

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malware

(MALicious softWARE) Software designed to destroy data, steal information or aggravate the user. See security suite, malvertising, crimeware, virus, worm, logic bomb, macro virus, Trojan, PUP and wares.
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Chrome Cleanup addresses unwanted software that can negatively influence a users' experience on the internet.
Unwanted software was the source of nearly 20% of complaints from Chrome users alone in 2014.
Google's alerts about unwanted software build upon the warnings that the safe browsing system has already been delivering for years about sites infected with malware, programs carrying viruses and other sinister coding, and phishing sites that try to dupe people into sharing passwords or credit card information.
When victims try to open an attachment that supposedly contains their new password, they end up running a Trojan horse program, called Bredolab, that then installs unwanted software on their PCs.
Mr Sridhar said Microsoft's periodic Security Intelligence Report had recently listed Bahrain as among the world's most infected with malware and potentially unwanted software, coming only after Afghanistan in a list of 26 "seriously infected" nations that run computers on malicious software.
A secure Web gateway is a product that filters unwanted software or malware stemming from users visiting sites with malicious malware code.
By electing to block sites known as spyware/malware sources, families can dramatically reduce their computer's rate of infection by unwanted software.
Sophos joins an alliance of technology companies and public interest groups whose mission is to create a consensus regarding spyware definitions, along with best practice in the debate surrounding spyware and other potentially unwanted software.
Recent media coverage has focused heavily on the risks of Internet banking and the proliferation of spyware and other unwanted software on PCs.
By implementing eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware as part of SDEP, critical military systems will be protected from spyware, adware and other unwanted software programs or pests.
2m instances of spyware, adware or unwanted software were discovered by 4.
Spyware/adware exploit holes in browser security and install unwanted software on your computer that over time can slow down your computer.