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Riskware, a portmanteau of risk and software, is a word used to describe software whose installation and execution poses a possible yet not definite risk to a host 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]

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

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