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Definition of "adware" []

  • 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. (noun)

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Use "adware" in a sentence
  • "The problem is the muddled use of the term adware on the part of the AG in the settlement that seems to conflate adware and spyware, two very different things."
  • "The term adware and spyware are often used interchangeably."
  • "Just 1 gram of Real Player with 4 grams of adware is a good dietary source of Slowdown."