Definition - What does Scumware mean?
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.
Techopedia explains Scumware
- Bundled with freeware
- Hidden in software
- With any other file downloaded from the Internet
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