Google Safe Browsing to start blocking sites with ads leading to unwanted software

Ad networks that don't vet carefully what ads they serve will be the next "victims" of Google's Safe Browsing service.

Since August 2014, Google has been on a sort of a crusade against unwanted software (or, as some AV vendors call them, potentially unwanted applications), as defined in this policy.

In short, unwanted software is mostly deceptive software that poses as a helpful download but ultimately makes changes to the users' browser and its settings - changes that are helpful for the software's creators, but not that much to users. In fact, they could ultimately harm the user.

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