ADWARE

  • Superfish blames another startup for ad software security flaw February 22, 2015

    San Francisco: A little-known Silicon Valley startup was caught in a firestorm of criticism this week for making software that exposed Lenovo laptop users to hackers bent on stealing personal information. But Superfish Inc. has also won praise for producing visual search technology that many see as the next big...
  • Lenovo releases set of tools to remove controversial Superfish adware from laptops February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Lenovo has released a set of tools to remove the controversial 'Superfish' adware from its laptops which compromised the computer's encryption certificates to quietly include more ads on Google search. It was revealed earlier this week that Lenovo had been pre-installing the program onto many of its Windows PCs...
  • Beware of sneaky Typhoid adware in cyber cafes May 22, 2010

    Toronto: Typhoid adware, a virus, is a potential threat lurking in cyber cafs, according to computer science researchers. Adware is a software that sneaks onto computers often when users download things, for example, fancy tool bars or free screen savers, and it typically pops up lots and lots of ads. The menace...
  • Brad Pitt, Beyonce most dangerous lures on the Net September 17, 2008

    New York: Looking for information about Brad Pitt or Beyonce on the Web? It could be risky. An internet security firm has dubbed the actor and singer the most dangerous celebrities to search for on the Internet because cybercriminals use their names to lure victims. Californiabased McAfee Inc said fans...