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"malware" in British English

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malwarenoun [U]

uk   /ˈmæl.weər/  us   /-wer/
computersoftware that is ​designed to ​damage the way a ​computerworks
(Definition of malware from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"malware" in Business English

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malwarenoun [U]

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