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Over 1 million American Android users have downloaded adware

That's the claim from security firm Lookout, which claims that 6.5 percent of the free applications in the Google Play marketplace contain adware.

By June 26, 2013

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How to remove 'Yontoo' adware Trojan from your OS X system

A new Trojan lures users to install a Web plug-in that tracks browsing and presents ads. Here's how to remove it.

By March 21, 2013

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New adware Trojan circulating that targets Mac OS X systems

Trojan.Yontoo.1 is the most prominent of adware Trojans making the rounds that install a plug-in that renders fraudulent ads on Web pages.

By March 20, 2013

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Superman is most toxic superhero

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a phishing scheme! Security firm McAfee says Net villains like to bait their hyperlink hooks with Superman's moniker.

By July 15, 2014

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Tweetz is a tiny Twitter client for Windows

If you're looking for a simple desktop app for reading and sharing things on Twitter, Tweetz is the right app for you.

By June 13, 2014

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Chrome extensions change hands, add malware

Adware vendors are purchasing Chrome extensions from their creators and using the software to push adware and malware to users.

By January 19, 2014

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McAfee: And the most dangerous cyber celebrity is...

Actress Lily Collins may be gorgeous, talented, and have a famous rocker for a dad, but searching for her online can apparently lead your computer down a not-so-pretty path.

By September 18, 2013

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Windows 8.1 has arrived

Windows 8.1 details emerge, Square eyes eBay and Amazon, Android adware woes, and Google readies two hot phones for sale.

By June 26, 2013

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Windows 8.1 has arrived

Microsoft reveals details on Windows 8.1, Square eyes eBay and Amazon, Android users face adware woes, and Google readies two hot phones for sale.

By June 26, 2013

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The 404 1,291: Where we paddle out to North Brother island (podcast)

A tiny abandoned island nestled in the middle of New York beckons us to explore its forgotten shores, an ArsTechnica writer endeavors to install every "free" program offered online, and a magic spray that repels water is now on the market.

By June 25, 2013