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Software downloaded from the internet that displays advertisements on personal computers, often without the user's permission.
1. (Computer Science) a type of computer software that collects information about a user's browsing patterns in order to display relevant advertisements in his or her Web browser
2. (Computer Science) computer software that is given to a user with advertisements already embedded
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The software is completely ad-supported with a bit of a twist: Unlike most ad-supported software
, you can actually approve or disapprove of the ads, so if you see an ad you don't like, you can disapprove and it goes away.
The ad-supported software
will store adverts which will be shown to users as they work with documents or spreadsheets, refreshing ads each time the computer goes online.
He said that ad-supported software
is a legitimate business, but the site should be upfront to users that it is supported by advertising.
Green also notes that delivering ad-supported software
on the Web eliminates much of the overhead of conventional software publishing.