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ad·ware

 (ăd′wâr′)
n.
Software downloaded from the internet that displays advertisements on personal computers, often without the user's permission.

adware

(ˈædˌwɛə)
n
1. (Computer Science) a type of computer software that collects information about a user's browsing patterns in order to display relevant advertisements in his or her Web browser
2. (Computer Science) computer software that is given to a user with advertisements already embedded
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com/equifax-hack-credit-firm-website-redirects-users-adware-2600653) Equifax suffering from a security flaw that resulted in its website redirecting users attempting to freeze or challenge information on their credit report to adware.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 28 (ANI): A Kaspersky Lab researcher has discovered new malware, with advanced and obfuscated code, infecting victims with adware through Facebook Messenger.
Mutation of adware: The Fireball malware has led to a major change in the approach to stop adware, especially adware owned by massive, seemingly-legitimate organizations.
CheckPoint Researchers have discovered another adware nicknamed Fireball, that has reportedly affected around 250 million computers.
20 October 2016 - California-based malware prevention and remediation company Malwarebytes has acquired adware removal tool AdwCleaner, the company said.
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TEHRAN (FNA)- Two weeks ago, a newly discovered Android adware that is virtually impossible to uninstall was reported.
popular adware library within itself, using it to get past anti-virus products
Malwarebytes, the co+acquisition of Junkware Removal Tool, a security program that searches for and removes potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) such as adware, spyware, and toolbars.
Superfish is a type of adware that has been painted by those in the know as a new form of spyware, tracking user habits and sending otherwise private data to, apparently, a superior bass.
Changing home pages, adding new bookmarks and favourites are all signs of adware.
Levono were reported to have been installing adware onto new consumer computers that activates when taken out of the box for the first time.