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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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This bloatware is more dangerous as it often contains adware or malware.
Cybersecurity company Kaspersky on Friday warned users against installing a fake application designed to look like the app, but goes on to infect victims' devices with what Kaspersky said was an adware module called MobiDash.
The company found that a fake app that is designed to trick users into thinking it is a certified version of FaceApp can actually infect victims' devices with an adware module called MobiDash.
Kaspersky said it has identified a fake application that is designed to trick users into thinking it is a certified version of FaceApp but goes on to infect victims' devices with an adware module called MobiDash.
India, June 6 -- Google has either removed or updated a massive trove of applications on the Google Play Store that were found having an adware that rendered smartphones unusable, Lookout has said.
This type of virus, known as adware, has been doing the rounds for years, and unfortunately it can be very hard to know where you picked it up.
PirateMatryoshka works to infect users' PCs with adware and tools for additional malware installation.
The malware aims to infect users' PCs with adware and tools for additional malware installation.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) raised concerns with Apple CEO Tim Cook after recent reports revealed that the Adware Doctor application, sold through the Mac App Store, was collecting, storing and sending user information to a server in the Peoples Republic of China.
A majority of these Android devices are not certified by Google and carry an adware that goes by the name "Cosiloon" and creates an overlay to display an advertisement over a webpage within the user's browser, said a report prepared by Avast Threat Labs.
"In other words, if you were just trying out apps for fun, or for a one-off purpose, you'd be inclined to judge them by their own descriptions." The perpertrators behind these apps, didn't fire up the adware part of their apps immediately; instead, it stayed there "innocently for a few hours before unleashing a barrage of ads".