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Overview: The full definition of malware is a bit of an anomaly; one person's malware is another person's mission critical application, is another person's productivity tool. Scanning is performed on any file that the computing system interacts with, including files downloaded from the Internet, files sent via email, and files on removable media. The software producers argue that their software has legitimate uses and is delivered with a license. Therefore, if anti-virus companies classify these products as "spyware" or "adware" or "trojan," they are destroying product image and limiting sales.