Definition of adware in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈadwer/


Computing , trademark
Software that automatically displays or downloads advertising material (often unwanted) when a user is online.
Example sentences
  • Monitoring of your online activities should be available to yourself also, not just adware and spybot programs.
  • He told me about adware and other unwelcomed software that can be downloaded to your computer without your knowledge.
  • Even some anti-spyware programs install adware and the website earns money from the ads that are clicked on.

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Syllabification: ad·ware

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