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  • noun computing, informal Crapware.

Etymologies

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crud +‎ -ware

Examples

  • It is basically the actual adobe reader, with the crudware stripped out (such as toolbar gunk, etc.). lbrtdy

    Lifehacker Pack 2009: Essential Free Windows Downloads | Lifehacker Australia

  • It is basically the actual adobe reader, with the crudware stripped out such as toolbar gunk, etc.

    Lifehacker Pack 2009: Essential Free Windows Downloads | Lifehacker Australia

  • And in the year or so since then, it's grown slower and slower, with only more and more crudware being heaped on it.

    Motho ke motho ka botho

  • It has more crudware installed on it than is proper for a machine of any era or OS, and the real software that is installed on it - things like Office and Norton Systemgunk - are just too heavy (in my personal opinion) for a lowly K6-2.

    Motho ke motho ka botho

  • More recently security firms have begun adopting their technology and working with service providers to filter out user-generated crudware.

    The Register

  • I agree with uzi this is defintely not for novices but has helped me in the past in identifying and removing crudware where Spybot S&D, Spyware Terminator, AVG and others have failed. uzi

    Fileforum

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