Foistware

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope
foistware

Foistware 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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