Adware

11.03.15
Adware found in MacUpdate's Skype Installer package
11.03.15

Adware found in MacUpdate's Skype Installer package

It looks like MacUpdate has gone the way of Download.com and Softonic, as Twitter user Ciro Urdaneta accidentally stumbles across adware in a downloaded package.

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05.29.15
A fight is brewing over ads in the 'open-source Photoshop'
05.29.15

A fight is brewing over ads in the 'open-source Photoshop'

Far from just being that character in Pulp Fiction, GIMP is also an open-source alternative to Pho...

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05.04.15
Your free Android apps talk to thousands of ad sites
05.04.15

Your free Android apps talk to thousands of ad sites

If you've used ad-sponsored Android apps, you've probably wondered where those ads are coming from...

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03.31.15
Google shows how it fights apps that insert unwanted web ads
03.31.15

Google shows how it fights apps that insert unwanted web ads

It's bad enough when apps add unwanted toolbars and buttons in your browser, but it's especially i...

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03.06.15
Oracle's now dumping Java crapware bundles on your Mac, too
03.06.15

Oracle's now dumping Java crapware bundles on your Mac, too

Since megayachts aren't going to buy themselves, Larry Ellison's Oracle has been picking up extra...

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02.27.15
Lenovo strips some of the unwanted software from its PCs
02.27.15

Lenovo strips some of the unwanted software from its PCs

Lenovo said it was rethinking its approach to pre-loaded software on PCs in the wake of the Superf...

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02.24.15
Lenovo wants cleaner software bundles to avoid security disasters
02.24.15

Lenovo wants cleaner software bundles to avoid security disasters

Lenovo was quick to stop preloading Superfish and clean up its immediate PC security problem, but...

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02.19.15
Daily Roundup: build your own PC, Lenovo adware and more!
02.19.15

Daily Roundup: build your own PC, Lenovo adware and more!

Are you thinking about putting together a new PC? Check out our handy guide to help get started. I...

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02.19.15
Lenovo will stop preloading Superfish adware on PCs
02.19.15

Lenovo will stop preloading Superfish adware on PCs

Lenovo found itself in a bit of hot water when some customers started noticing weird sponsored lin...

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