annoyware

annoyware

(software)
Shareware that reminds you frequently that you are using an unregistered copy.
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Most malware at the time targeting smartphones and tablets were nothing more than annoyware such as the Cabir virus or scam software used to commit SMS fraud or replace icons," said Axelle Apvrille, senior mobile anti-virus researcher for Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.
The Internet Education Foundation (IEF), a non-profit organization dedicated to user-empowerment on the Internet, announced today that its GetNetWise coalition is kicking off a consumer educational effort about the risks of deceptive and intrusive technologies, dubbed by the Federal Trade Commission as spyware and annoyware.
The GetNetWise coalition will raise the bar in educating consumers about how to avoid the negative impact of annoyware," said Wendy Tazelaar, vice president, compliance manager of Wells Fargo Online and a partner in the GetNetWise project.