New Research: Zeroing in on Deceptive Software Installations

As part of Google’s ongoing effort to protect users from unwanted software, we have been zeroing in on the deceptive installation tactics and actors that play a role in unwanted software delivery. This software includes unwanted ad injectors that insert unintended ads into webpages and browser settings hijackers that change search settings without user consent.

Every week, Google Safe Browsing generates over 60 million warnings to help users avoid installing unwanted software--that’s more than 3x the number of warnings we show for malware.

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