Meaning of “malware” in the English Dictionary

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"malware" in Business English

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malwarenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈmælweər/ us

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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)