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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 Jun. 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 Mar. 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 Mar. 20, 2013

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How to prevent malware and adware downloads

Make sure all your software is up-to-date, watch out for suspicious e-mail, think twice before you click a download, and do a manual virus scan on downloaded files before you open them.

By Sep. 19, 2011

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Report: Adware supplies one third of all malware

New figures show increased use of adware to deposit malicious software on victims' desktops, according to Panda Security.

By Oct. 2, 2008

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Off-topic: At least 20% of your open-source software isn't adware

YouTube has a new advertising scheme. I'm just glad that my world doesn't need to be ad-supported.

By Aug. 22, 2007

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Adware pushed on MySpace

By Jul. 12, 2006

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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 Jan. 19, 2014