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Definition of adware

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Other terms relating to 'computer slang':

Definitions include: personal information about a person (for example: their real name, home address, phone number) that has been released on the web.
Definitions include: acronym for "be right there".
Definitions include: an underpowered computer.
Definitions include: acronym for "talk amongst yourselves".
Definitions include: "screenshot".
Definitions include: acronym for "just wondering".
Definitions include: acronym for "as far as I can tell".
Definitions include: "please".
Definitions include: of input used to test a program or an algorithm, specifically designed to make the test subject perform as poorly as possible.
Definitions include: acronym for "you know what I mean."
Definitions include: to stare at.
Definitions include: to use one's employer's unreleased product during the course of one's day.
Definitions include: underpowered.
Definitions include: colloquial pronunciation of fool.
Definitions include: shareware software that nags the user if it hasn't yet been purchased.

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Other terms relating to 'software':

Definitions include: software still under copyright, but which is no longer distributed, sold, or supported.
Definitions include: a type of shareware that interrupts use of the software to display a message asking the user to "register" the software (i.e. pay for it.)
Definitions include: computer software that occupies too many resources due to its preponderance of features.
Definitions include: a form of shareware where, in lieu of the "registration" fee, the author asks that users donate to a charity.
Definitions include: a form of shareware where, in lieu of the "registration" fee, the author asks that users donate to a charity.
Definitions include: software that has had features disabled to entice people to upgrade to a for-pay or more expensive version.
Definitions include: "Freeware" was originally the trademark of "PC-Talk" author Andrew Fluegelman.
Definitions include: shareware that uses guilt to encourage users to pay the "registration" cost.
Definitions include: software that does bad things.
Definitions include: shareware software that nags the user if it hasn't yet been purchased.
Definitions include: a type of shareware that only requires users to send a postcard to the author in order to purchase it.
Definitions include: software that is free to share with others and is - at least initially - free to use.
Definitions include: software that was purchased or written, but never used.
Definitions include: low-quality software.
Definitions include: software delivered in physical form.

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