"With consumers downloading more and more software, it's vital to give people real control over what they will allow on their computers," Fran Maier, executive director of Truste, said in the statement. The official announcement of the initiative is scheduled for Wednesday morning at an event here.
Although the Trusted Download Program won't blacklist adware or spyware, it will be necessary for software makers to clearly communicate what function their software performs. Consumer consent will be necessary before the commencement of download, and will be required again when installing the software.
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