Entry from US English dictionary
A computer program that caches advertising on personal computers from an Internet-connected server and then displays the advertising when certain linked programs are being used.
- Many programs that surreptitiously access the Internet - such as ‘adbots’ - go undetected by users.
- If you have a couple of adbots loaded onto your computer, you usually won't experience many problems.
- Secondly, I knew that sooner or later the adbots would find the forum and I'd have to close it down anyway.
Blend of ad(vertising) and (ro)bot.
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