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Definition of adware

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Other terms relating to 'computer slang':

Definitions include: the words and phrases that are (mostly) unique to communication on the world wide web.
Definitions include: Acronym for "Internet GF", i.e. "Internet Girlfriend".
Definitions include: used to indicate laughter in text-based communication.
Definitions include: acronym for "on my God, what the fuck."
Definitions include: the act of removing the CPU from a computer in order to perform a replacement or upgrade.
Definitions include: Details are available in the entry for swap.
Definitions include: acronym for "What are you doing?"
Definitions include: to use one's employer's unreleased product during the course of one's day.
Definitions include: A synonym of "swap in".
Definitions include: For information about the origin of the term, see the term's article on Wikipedia.
Definitions include: one unit of approval of something posted to the web.
Definitions include: unsolicited advertisements sent in bulk via e-mail.
Definitions include: a small piece of a design that doesn't work as well as the rest of the design.
Definitions include: acronym for "no big deal".
Definitions include: "algorithmic".

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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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