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Definition of adware

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Other terms relating to 'computer slang':

Definitions include: acronym for "as far as I can see".
Definitions include: A synonym of "swap in".
Definitions include: acronym for "got to go".
Definitions include: Alternate spelling of own.
Definitions include: shareware that uses guilt to encourage users to pay the "registration" cost.
Definitions include: on the web, for many sites to link to a particular website using a particular phrase, such that the particular website is the first result when searching for the phrase.
Definitions include: a cable connector device with either two male or two female connectors on it, used to connect mismatched cables.
Definitions include: one unit of approval of something posted to the web.
Definitions include: a form of shareware where, in lieu of the "registration" fee, the author asks that users donate to a charity.
Definitions include: acronym for "face to face".
Definitions include: to cite a relevant excerpt from some text.
Definitions include: person who engages in computer security breaching through use of widely available prepackaged exploiting utilities, for recreational purposes and without significant low-level knowledge of computer security.
Definitions include: temporary storage space used then moving or reconfiguring a room.
Definitions include: a computer whose security has been compromised, and is then used to perform computer misdeeds, such as sending spam or performing denial-of-service attacks.
Definitions include: online chatting acronym for "age, sex, location?"

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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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