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English definition of “malware”

malware

noun [U]     /ˈmælweər/
IT software that is designed to damage the information on other people's computers , and prevent the computers from working normally : If running a virus scan doesn't solve the problem , it may be due to a malware program that's too new to be caught . Malware is short for " malicious software " and is a catch-all term for viruses , spyware , worms , browser hijackers, etc.
(Definition of malware noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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