Spyware, Adware, etc. — Terms and Common Sense

When reading an article where some term is used often, it is useful to make sure the author of the article and you mean the same. Not surprisingly for those who still remember English lessons at school, every noun ending with “ware” is a mixture of objects having something in common–usually used for similar purposes. So it tends to be when “ware” is short for “software”; sometimes it’s pretty tricky to define exactly what kind of software it includes and what these programs do.

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