Admittedly tedious, the best way to sort good from bad is to simply read the EULA or privacy statement that accompanies the intended product or site.
For instance, distributors often disclose in an end-user license agreement that there is additional software bundled with primary software, but some panelists and commenters did not view such disclosure as sufficient to infer consent to the installation of the bundled software.
No big surprise, since thousands of Android apps now contain the gift that keeps on shoving icons and ads at you without warning.
Ad It Up Your smartphone offers attackers the perfect environment to unleash ad malware. And the type you're most likely to encounter is adware.
For the most part, adware for Macs rides inside a Trojanmalware that takes its name from the Trojan horse of Greek mythology.
Read the Fine Print With your privacy at stake, you may wish to think twice about the high price of free software. Adware spreads itself in essential services and components of the system, infects useful programs, in order to prevent its removal.
One reason is, the volume of adware is on the rise, perhaps thanks to proliferation of mobile devices and adware making its way into mobile apps.
This effect of adware is the most dangerous.