Dec 20 2006
I know someone will delete this soon but there is my clam to fame… From my previous entry about benware vs malware I was told that I soul publish benware to wikipedia.org to see how long it would last, I just posted a few minutes ago lets see how long it will make it.
Go see it quick! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benware
Edit: Just after I posted this I tested all the links and benware was already removed so much for a open encyclopedia… The original text I posted was:
Benware or beneficial software is software designed to protect or help a computer system. It is a portmanteau of the words “beneficial” and “software”. The expression is a new term used by some computer professionals to mean a variety of forms of protective, scanning, or unobtrusive software or program code.
With the over used term of Malware may people who are annoyed by such computer terms meant to separate the computing elite (or those who want to sound elite) from most computer users. Most commonly this is called antivirus or antispyware software, though some venders antivirus or antispyware software that constantly prompt users to purchase additional software are anything but unobtrusive.
Software is considered benware based on the particular features of the software and the validity of it’s behavior.
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