Foistware

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

foistwareFoistware is any additional software that is installed that doesn't relate to the program the user is installing. This tactic is sometimes used by freeware as a method of supporting the developer. For example, when installing a program it may have a check box that asks to install a search toolbar into your browser. If this was left checked, the toolbar is also installed when installing the free program.

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