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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As Microsoft makes clear in its Malware Protection Center, "the latest version of this application is not detected by our objective criteria, and isnot considered unwanted software.
Google has already launched the warning system that alerts users of the company's Chrome Internet browser if they will be accessing a website that distributes such unwanted software.
The latest SIR shows the fewest number of security vulnerability disclosures across the software industry since the second half of 2005, along with a rise in malicious and potentially unwanted software, which demonstrates a continued use of malware as a tool for targeting computer users for profit.
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.
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.
McAfee is an instrumental partner in helping us lock-down our office automation printers and multifunction peripherals by preventing unauthorized access, unwanted software changes, and unapproved software installations on our systems.
NEW YORK, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SlimCleaner Plus(TM), the all-in-one solution for PC maintenance, marked the official market debut today of a new feature that alerts its registered users the minute they download a piece of potentially unwanted software to their computer.
In other countries, there may not be such law, thus, users resort to rooting their devices to remove unwanted software to improve performance.
It claims the pages tried to download Javascript infections, redirectors and potentially unwanted software.
It also blocks illicit changes to your registry, prevents downloads of unwanted software, stops any changes to your windows host file or startup items, and freezes all attempts by hackers to gain access to your computer.