Definition of adware in English:



mass nounComputing
trademark in US
  • Software that automatically displays or downloads advertising material such as banners or pop-ups when a user is online.

    • ‘At best, he adds, adware is a nuisance.’
    • ‘The same scans picked up 2.3 million adware programs.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, when it comes to spyware / adware, there are two separate issues that often get confused.’
    • ‘For example, some programs dependent on adware or spyware will simply stop working.’
    • ‘With adware, which collects data on your buying habits, there's a fine line between what's legal and what's not.’
    • ‘Given the risks associated with spyware and adware, it is important to have a strategy to keep your network safe.’
    • ‘Pirated software is always distributed along with adware and spyware.’
    • ‘There are two distinct kinds of malicious software, one is the adware and the other one is the Spyware.’
    • ‘Marketers are deluding themselves if they think that adware is an effective means of reaching their target audience.’
    • ‘Now, he's looking at the end user license agreements of the companies most responsible for getting adware on your computers.’
    • ‘The vulnerabilities are actively being exploited in the wild to install adware on users' systems, security researchers warn.’
    • ‘Finally, many problems can be caused by the presence of spyware and adware.’
    • ‘Some adware actually comes bundled with commercial software programs.’
    • ‘Even some anti-spyware programs install adware and the website earns money from the ads that are clicked on.’
    • ‘To be fair, some adware programs are benign, merely showing you ads within the body of the free programs.’
    • ‘If neither case is true, there's a real chance the software is financed by adware.’
    • ‘Experts estimate that tens of thousands of spyware and adware programs circulate on the Internet.’
    • ‘These programs can be used to detect and remove spyware and adware that is already present in your computer.’
    • ‘He told me about adware and other unwelcomed software that can be downloaded to your computer without your knowledge.’
    • ‘In fact, most employees who are allowed to surf the web at work probably have some form of adware on their workstation.’
    • ‘This can prevent adware or other malicious software from automatically downloading on your computer.’
    • ‘Spyware generally propagates through internet usage, and through the downloading of adware or freeware.’
    • ‘Once installed, adware will pop up or insert advertisements on your screen.’
    • ‘An average number of 93 spyware / adware programs were found on respondents' machines.’
    • ‘Monitoring of your online activities should be available to yourself also, not just adware and spybot programs.’