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|Effects: ||It downloads and installs programs from advertisers; most of these programs are spyware or adware type.|
|First detected on:||Sept. 12, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 14, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
DownloadWare is an adware type program, which offers the application at the only cost of viewing a series of advertisements.
DownloadWare can download and install programs from advertisers. This poses a security risk, as it does not provide any security measures in order to check that the programs are harmless for the computer.
In addition, most of the applications downloaded by DownloadWare are spyware or adware type.
DownloadWare is easy to recognize, as it displays an icon in the Taskbar, next to the system clock.