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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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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.