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Synonyms for parasite

Synonyms for parasite

one who depends on another for support without reciprocating

Synonyms for parasite

a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage

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Even in cases where a user rejects the invitation to install the adware or takes no action at all, the Shedun-spawned app uses its control over the accessibility service to install the adware anyway.
com, we've found that adware and PUPs have increasingly become one of the largest sources of problems for our visitors, said Lawrence Abrams, owner of BleepingComputer.
Typhoid adware needs a wireless Internet cafe or other area where users share a non-encrypted wireless connection.
The report details the financial relationships behind the adware arrangements and identifies several well-known companies that advertise through one particularly disreputable adware distributor.
Even 'benign' adware is eating up company resources, taking away processing power that is better allocated to corporate tasks.
However, phishing attacks are now moving to the fore; the convergence of adware and malicious code, the increase in botnets, and malicious programs for mobile devices seem to indicate that the first quarter of this year may simply be the calm before the storm.
The latest version hunts down adware and spyware (which sends your data to marketers, hackers, or a suspicious spouse without the use of a visible program).
AdWARE is a display application that, when combined with OF2K, enables airports to offer display space on the same monitors used to display flight information.
LOS ANGELES -- CyberDefender Corporation (NASDAQ:CYDE), a provider of Internet security software, utilities and Live PC Support services that work together to maximize online safety for consumers, announced today an increasing threat of adware and malware delivered by YouTube videos.
Unchecky helps PC users only download and install software that they have actively chosen to install, and avoid potentially unwanted software programs and adware from sneaking in.
release an automated tool to remove the Superfish Visual Discovery adware from
TEHRAN (FNA)- Lenovo promised not to include Superfish with products in the future, but how dangerous is the adware to consumers?
With directness, the Trend Micro report also takes aim at an area of growing concern, Android adware, devising a "Top 10 Most Aggressive Android Adware" list of adware that may send an excessive, undeclared amount of personal information captured off a device to ad networks.
In addition, 43 percent of Interact users say they've been hit with spyware, adware or both, with broadband users generally at greater risk, The new guidelines from the coalition assign risk levels to various practices common with spyware and adware.
An emergence of adware - which can give virus writers access to e-mail, postal and telephone details - was also discovered during the quarter, with this stealth code now accounting for 8.