Problematic, Unloved, and Argumentative: What Is a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA)?
Determining when to classify a program as being either unwanted or unsafe can be particularly challenging, because a researcher has to look not just at what a program does, but what the intent is behind it. Business, ethical, and legal questions come into play, too. Read this white paper to understand the difference between the outright threats posed by malware such as viruses and worms and those that are classified as being potentially a threat.
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