That’s annoying

What kind of malicious software falls into the category of “annoying” software that doesn’t cause serious operational problems?

A) Malware

B) Adware

C) Spyware

D) Grayware

E) Outlook

The answer: D) Grayware

Grayware fits into the “gray” area between normal software and bad-guy malware. Grayware doesn’t usually cause operational issues, but the annoying aspect of grayware gets in the way of normal computer use.

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