adware

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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.
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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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The different ways by which crypto miners gain access to users' computers and corporate machines include adware (advertising-supported software), hacked games, and other pirated content.
or advertising-supported software, is any software package which automatically plays, displays or downloads advertising material to a computer after the software is installed on it or while the application is being used." (Source: Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.
AKA advertising-supported software or adware--has been until recently a fairly benign snooper on your surfing habits.