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Definition of the noun Adware

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noun

  1. [computing] A software application that includes advertisements, which are displayed while the software is running. Developers use adware as a source of income and to keep the costs of the software down (usually making it free). Some adware programs can include spyware.

Explanation

Adware, or advertising-supported software, is any software package which automatically renders advertisements in order to generate revenue for its author. The advertisements may be in the user interface of the software or on a screen presented to the user during the installation process. The functions may be designed to analyze which Internet sites the user visits and to present advertising pertinent to the types of goods or services featured there. The term is sometimes used to refer to software that displays unwanted advertisements.

  • also known as โปรแกรมสนับสนุนโฆษณา, 廣告軟體

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Google previewMIS5 (2014)

by Hossein Bidgoli

Adware is a form of spyware that collects information about the user (without the user's consent) to determine which advertisements to display in the user's Web browser. Phishing is sending fraudulent e-mails that seem to come from legitimate ...

Google previewCompTIA Security+ SY0-201 Practice Questions Exam Cram (2009)

by Diane Barrett

Adware is a form of advertising that installs additional tracking software on your system that keeps in contact with the company through your Internet connection. It reports data to the company, such as your surfing habits and which sites you ...

Google previewCompTIA Security+ SY0-301 Practice Questions Exam Cram (2011)

by Diane Barrett

Adware is a form of advertising that installs additional tracking software on your system that keeps in contact with the company through your Internet connection. It reports data to the company, such as your surfing habits and which sites you ...

Google previewCybercrimes: A Multidisciplinary Analysis (2010)

by Sumit Ghosh, Elliot Turrini

Adware is a controversial class of software that resides in a gray area, between legitimate and malicious code. Adware is a mechanism to monetize free software and services which are supported financially through the use of advertising ...

Google previewDatabase Security (2011)

by Alfred Basta, Melissa Zgola

AdwareAdware is a general term for software that uses typical malware intrusion techniques to obtain marketing data or advertise a product or service. There are a few different types of advertisement software that fit the definition of adware.

Google previewMIS (2016)

by Hossein Bidgoli

Adware is a form of spyware that collects information about the user (without the user's consent) to deternt) to deternt) to determine which advertisements to display in the user's Web browser. In addition to antivirus software, an ad- blocking ...

Google previewInformation Security Management, Education and Privacy (2006)

IFIP 18th World Computer Congress TC11 19th International Information Security Workshops 22–27 August 2004 Toulouse, France by Yves Deswarte, Frederic Cuppens, Sushil Jajodia, Lingyu Wang

Adware is a category of software that displays commercial messages supported by advertising revenues [20]. The idea is that if a software developer can get revenue from advertisers, the owner can afford to make the software available for free ...

Google previewDiscovering the Internet: Brief (2011)

by Gary B. Shelly, Jennifer Campbell

Adware is a form of spyware that gathers information and then uses that information to deliver targeted Web advertising. Visitors sometimes unknowingly download adware when downloading other software. Another type of spyware is a Web ...

Google previewIT Essentials (2010)

PC Hardware and Software Companion Guide by Cisco Networking Academy

Adware is a software program that displays advertising on your computer.

Google previewDiscovering the Internet: Complete (2012)

by Gary Shelly, Jennifer Campbell

Adware is a form of spyware that gathers information and then uses that information to deliver targeted Web advertising. Visitors sometimes unknowingly download adware when downloading other software. Another type of spyware is a Web ...

Google previewSecurity, Privacy and Reliability in Computer Communications and Networks (2016)

by Kewei Sha, Aaron Striege, Min Song

For example, Adware is a popular form of malware used by mobile attackers. They can create an app, useless or not, and populate it with advertisements, generating revenue per specific amount of views [27]. 5.3.1.3 Cybercriminals: corporate ...

Google previewAdware: The Only Book You'll Ever Need (2015)

by Felix Thomas

Adware refers to advertisingsupported software that automatically runs an advertisement to a PC after you have installed the software application. It offers a great help for programmers when it comes to improving programming development ...

Google previewFoundations of Computer Security (2005)

by David Salomon

The final choice, of course, is in the hands of the user who should, as always, use Any software application in which advertising banners are displayed while the program is running is called Adware. And any software that sends data back to a ...

Google previewTalal Abu-Ghazaleh ICT Dictionary = معجم طلال أبو غزالة لتقنية المعلومات و الإتصالات (2013)

by منصور الطوالبة

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Google previewWebster's New World Hacker Dictionary (2006)

by Bernadette Hlubik Schell, Clemens Martin

Adware (general term): Software delivering pop-up advertisements based on Websites that online users browse. Online users find adware ...

Google previewBerkshire Encyclopedia of Human-computer Interaction (2004)

by William Sims Bainbridge

Adware causes advertising messages to be generated on a user's computer. Although adware can be spread as part of a virus or worm, it is often installed on users' computers by more pedestrian methods:as part of an installed application.

Google previewDICTIONARY OF COMPUTER AND INTERNET TERMS, 11th ed.

Sometimes adware refers to legitimate software sent out as samples or sales presentations, but more often, the term denotes software installed without the user's full knowledge and consent. Adware of the latter type can make advertisements ...

Google previewExecuSpeak Dictionary (2014)

by Carol Heiberger

Adware Computer software designed to insert advertisements into the user's line of ...

Google previewLexicon of Online and Distance Learning (2009)

by Lawrence A. Tomei

Adware Taxonomy: Instructional Technology Citation. Software With advertising functions integrated into or bundled With a program that a user has downloaded. The authors of these applications include additional code that delivers the ads, ...

Google previewNetwork Dictionary (2007)

by Javvin Www Networkdictionary Com, Jielin Dong

Security, Software Anti-Adware refers to any software utility that scans your system and removes adware, spyware, keyloggers, trojans, and other malicious code from your computer. Many Adware programs are undetectable to anti-virus ...

Google previewTalal Abu-Ghazaleh Dictionary of Patent Terms = معجم طلال أبو غزالة لبراءة الإختراع (2012)

by Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization

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Google previewAbuse: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Consequences, and Treatments (2015)

by Rosemarie Skaine

It includes computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, ransomware, spyware, adware, scareware, and other malicious programs. Malware is often disguised as , or embedded in, nonmalicious files. As of 2011, the majority of active malware ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cyber Warfare (2017)

by Paul J. Springer

There are four primary types of spyware in common use: system monitors; Trojan horses; adware; and tracking cookies. The utilization of spyware can range from minor cyber criminals and vandals to state-sponsored espionage programs.

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