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mal·ware

 (măl′wâr′)
n.
Malicious computer software that interferes with normal computer functions or sends personal data about the user to unauthorized parties over the Internet.

malware

(ˈmælwɛə)
n
(Computer Science) a computer program designed specifically to damage or disrupt a system, such as a virus
[C20: from mal(icious) + (soft)ware]

malware

Software that is intended to damage computer systems.
Translations

malware

[ˈmælwɛər] n (COMPUTING)malware m, logiciel m néfaste
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