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shovelwarenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈʃʌvəlweər/ disapproving
E-COMMERCE information that is put onto a ​website or ​CD-ROM without being ​checked or ​changed to make sure that it is suitable or useful: Any CD that promises 10,000 "​professionalfonts" for $3 is shovelware.
IT software that is put onto a ​computer that is not necessary or useful: Hardware ​vendors tend to ​dump a lot of shovelware on ​packagedPCs.
(Definition of shovelware from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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