Tech moves fast! Stay ahead of the curve with Techopedia!
Join nearly 200,000 subscribers who receive actionable tech insights from Techopedia.
Scumware is a broad term that refers to any programming code or software utility that is downloaded without consent or knowledge by the end user. It encompasses non-malicious and malicious software (malware) that is transferred to a system, typically from the Internet. Most scumware is harmful.
Spyware, malware, adware and viruses are forms of scumware.
Scumware is also known as ThiefWare.