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Adware

From iA wiki

Malware > Adware


See also: Ware | Shareware | Ad | Ad-Filtering | Non-Free

Many consider adware to be a Bad Thing, but that line of thinking is Dangerous, as software has to be funded and developed somehow. Thanks to such software annoyances, cracks and registration keys have found themselves widely propagated. This form of ware is frequently countered through Ad-Filtering means.

Adware is a form of software which funds itself through user-side advertisements.