Safety 101: General information

 
 
 

What is Adware, riskware, pornware and how can I fight these programs?

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2013 Nov 12 ID: 664
 
 
 
 
Some legal software can be used during hacker attacks and poses potential danger for a computer it is installed on. Such software is also known as potentially dangerous and falls into the following classifications:
 
 
 
 
 

1. Adware (Adware, Advware, Browser Hijackers)

 
 
 
 
 

2. Riskware

 
 
 
 
 

3. Pornware

 
 
 
 
 

4. Alternative classifications

 
 
 
 
 

5. What to do if my computer is infected

 
 
 
 
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