Definitions

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  • noun computing, informal, derogatory malware

Etymologies

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scum +‎ -ware

Examples

  • Here's a site that helps people get rid of "scumware" -- software that gets installed along with another application, usually without your permission, whose job it is to turn certain, paid-for words on every Web page you see into a paid link.

    Boing Boing: October 7, 2001 - October 13, 2001 Archives

  • There are recommendations here for virus checkers, adware/spyware/scumware removers, firewall, anonymous surfing, word processor, email client, spam filter, desktop search Yahoo or Copernic and dozens more.

    Internet News: Security and Privacy Archives

  • All of a sudden my Live Search looked like it had been hijacked, and I was about to start trying to purge more scumware.

    Microsoft: Bada-boom bada-bing(.ca) | Sync Blog

  • Sorry for the long pause, but my computer has been haunted by some scumware.

    No Fat Clips!!! : Scumware!

  • I think I agree with the poster above that if you are crashing regularly there is something going on that needs fixing … heat issues (all fans really running at normal speed and dust free?), contact troubles (reseating PCI cards and memory sticks), or software issues … corruption or perhaps scumware?

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » I Want A Hard Power Switch on My Computer

  • I seriously hope someone cracks the DRM on this, not just because DRM is scumware, but because it might kill the ‘license fee’ once and for all.

    BBC’s p2p TV player

  • Use desktop anti-virus software preferably with built-in adware/greyware/scumware detection I use free AVG for my PC

    Avoiding Identity Theft « PurpleSlog – Awesomeness & Modesty Meets Sexy

  • Ad-aware is a free multi spyware removal utility that scans your memory, registry and hard drives for known spyware and scumware components and lets you remove them safely.

    Prodigy posting problem

  • Ad-aware is a free multi spyware removal utility that scans your memory, registry and hard drives for known spyware and scumware components and lets you remove them safely.

    Prodigy posting problem

  • Ad-aware is a free multi spyware removal utility that scans your memory, registry and hard drives for known spyware and scumware components and lets you remove them safely.

    Prodigy posting problem

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