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Riskware is a portmanteau of risk and software to describe software whose installation and execution presents a possible but not definite risk for the computer. Relatively normal programs can often fall into the category of riskware as some applications can be modified for another purpose and used against the computer user or owner.[1]


  1. ^ Christopher C. Elisan: Malware, Rootkits & Botnets. Mcgraw-Hill, Professional, October 2012, ISBN 978-0071792066, p. 33-37.

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