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mal·ware

 (măl′wâr′)
n.
Malicious computer software that interferes with normal computer functions or sends personal data about the user to unauthorized parties over the internet.

malware

(ˈmælwɛə)
n
(Computer Science) a computer program designed specifically to damage or disrupt a system, such as a virus
[C20: from mal(icious) + (soft)ware]

malware

Software that is intended to damage computer systems.
Translations

malware

[ˈmælwɛər] n (COMPUTING)malware m, logiciel m néfaste
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Specialist in prevention, mitigation and remediation of badware websites StopBadware announced on Thursday the launch of the Ads Integrity Alliance, an initiative to protect users from bad ads and maintain trust in the online advertising ecosystem.
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lt;p>After the first Google explanation went out publicly -- and was circulated to reporters -- StopBadware explained its side of the story on its own blog: "Google generates its own list of badware URLs, and no data that we generate is supposed to affect the warnings in Google's search listings.
I have fed at its trough many times - as a personal guest; as an advisory board member of Stop Badware, an NGO it sponsors; and.
I have fed at its trough many times -- as a personal guest; as an advisory board member of Stop Badware, an NGO it sponsors; and as a speaker at its events.
Malware es una palabra que se compone de la union de dos conceptos: software y maligno o malicioso, entonces tambien puede ser llamado badware, software malicioso o software malintencionado.
The service from Google will warn users of its search engine about links to sites identified by the Stop Badware Coalition as harmful.
A new Web site established by experts at several top universities and sponsored by high-tech companies like Google and Sun Microsystems offers a suggestion: badware.