ALL meanings of adware

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  • noun adware a type of computer software that collects information about a user's browsing patterns in order to display relevant advertisements in his or her Web browser 3
  • noun adware computer software that is given to a user with advertisements already embedded 3
  • noun adware software that displays advertisements and is integrated into another program offered at no charge or at low cost. 1
  • noun adware a type of spyware that gathers information about an Internet user's browsing habits and displays targeted or contextual advertisements. 1
  • noun Technical meaning of adware (software)   Any kind of software which is distributed free of charge along with advertisements that are either placed on the website from which the software is distributed or displayed by the program while it is running. 1
  • noun adware Software that automatically displays or downloads advertising material (often unwanted) when a user is online. 1
  • noun adware (computing) A software application that includes advertisements, which are displayed while the software is running. Developers use adware as a source of income and to keep the costs of the software down (usually making it free). Some adware programs can include spyware. 0
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