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What does PWS stand for?

PWS stands for Password Stealer

This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:

  • Information technology (IT) and computers
  • Slang/chat, popular culture

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Meanwhile, the proportion of monitored computers infected with banking Trojans and password stealers rose to 17%, the APWG said.
Worms, trojans and password stealer tools are the top three malware and potentially unwanted software categories and families detected by all Microsoft desktop anti-malware products in the region.
There is no doubt that this is a scam, but I wonder how many users would have clicked on this link and been duped into downloading malware, trojans, password stealers or whatever it is that is there on the site.
Designed to protect companies from both internal and external attack, CyberSight works to detect and remove these hacking threats, such as Trojan informers, password stealers and keyboard loggers, which otherwise could easily enter a company network hidden within text files, zip-encrypted files or other seemingly innocent files.
4 is available in three versions: Ad-Aware FREE Antivirus+, a proactive malware removal tool that allows users to combat today's toughest cyber threats; Ad-Aware Personal Security (introductory price of $12 USD/year), a paid upgrade of Ad-Aware FREE that builds upon the product's malware protection by adding a powerful Web filter that protects users against phishing attacks and online scams; and Ad-Aware PRO ($36 USD/year), which actively protects users from the most dangerous forms of viruses, spyware, key loggers, Trojans password stealers, bot networks, adware, phishing and drive-by downloads.