Definition of adware in English:

adware

noun

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

    • ‘Once installed, adware will pop up or insert advertisements on your screen.’
    • ‘At best, he adds, adware is a nuisance.’
    • ‘In fact, most employees who are allowed to surf the web at work probably have some form of adware on their workstation.’
    • ‘The vulnerabilities are actively being exploited in the wild to install adware on users' systems, security researchers warn.’
    • ‘Now, he's looking at the end user license agreements of the companies most responsible for getting adware on your computers.’

Pronunciation:

adware

/ˈadwɛː/