The IT Law Wiki


32,299pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Definitions Edit

Adware (an acronym for advertising-supported software) is

[a] type of advertising display software that delivers advertising content potentially in a manner or context that may be unexpected and unwanted by users.[1]
[a] software package which automatically plays, displays or downloads advertising material to a computer after the software is installed on it or while an associated application is being used.[2]

Overview Edit

Some adware displays advertisements in pop-up windows or a bar in the frame of the application window, while others monitor a user's computer usage (including websites visited) and displays targeted advertisements based on that use.

References Edit

  1. Anti-spyware Coalition Glossary (2007).
  2. ITU, ICT Regulatory Toolkit, Glossary, at 1 (full-text).

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki