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ad·ware

 (ăd′wâr′)
n.
Software downloaded from the internet that displays advertisements on personal computers, often without the user's permission.

adware

(ˈædˌwɛə)
n
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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Now based in Palo Alto, Calif., Pinhas has called Superfish a "deep technology company." But Superfish critics call its products "ad-ware" or worse.
Still, that stature hasn't stopped it from being criticized by users looking for a service with a higher and more stable bandwidth, as well as those looking for a break from the constant ad-ware that's prevalent on the less-than-reputable sites on the Internet.
While there are many other file recovery software available on the internet, Recuva is very user-friendly, fast and light-weight compared to most of them, even if we leave out the fact that it is not nag-ware, ad-ware or trial-ware, but a completely FREE app.