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Chargeware definition

Incremental backups are a type of backup that only creates copies of data that has changed or recently created. Think of it this way, if you have the auto-save feature enabled on Microsoft Word, only the sentences or changes you make will be saved because everything you’ve written or changed in the past is already saved. So, incremental backups will only save or make copies of data you’ve added or changed since the previous backup was made. In the end, you can back up all your data with incremental backups, but you’ll back it up in portions rather than everything at once. Incremental backups can speed up the whole backup-creation process while taking up less space than full backups.

See also: spyware, anti-malware, ransomware, scam websites

Examples of chargeware

To protect yourself from chargeware malware, download programs or applications from trusted sources, check app permissions on your devices, and keep your device systems up-to-date. Here are some examples of chargeware malware:

Unauthorized in-app purchases: Various low-cost or free games and applications may attract users. However, once users install these apps, they can charge the user’s account for additional features or premium goods without further notice.

Premium SMS scams: Once chargeware is installed into the user’s mobile device, it may send premium or high-rate SMS messages from the device to various numbers, resulting in huge charges on the victim’s mobile bill.

Misleading subscription services: This type of chargeware can trick users into costly subscriptions without consent. Some apps can claim free basic services but can have hidden subscription fees printed in a tinny type or hidden in their terms and conditions, often resulting in recurring charges.

Rogue security software: Rogue security software chargeware has a typical scam architecture. This type of chargeware disguises itself as a legitimate anti-malware security software. However, it can charge users for fake security alerts or non-existent removal of a threat.

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