Glossary of Compliance

Compliance Glossary

Our list of curated compliance glossary offers everything you to know about compliance in one place.

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Adware is a hazardous type of malicious software that, once installed, can be challenging to remove. These programs force computers to download and display ads on the user’s screen in a destructive way.

This software can be unknowingly installed by a person while visiting certain websites or downloading various files.

For example, at least 50% of credit card fraud happens because of spyware or adware online, which then goes on to collect your personal information.

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