Adware is a type of software which delivers ads onto a computer regardless of an internet connection. Adware is now mostly considered as a sort of virus. Although there are legitimate versions of Adware, most instances involve a program being downloaded without a users knowledge, and then forces a user to see (dodgy) ads.

Author: Justin Driskill

Justin is the founder of The Online Advertising Guide and a freelance Digital Projects Manager.

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