Meaning of malware in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmalwɛː/

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mass noun
  • Software that is specifically designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to a computer system.

    ‘These things will be very restricted in what they do; they'll certainly refuse to run malware, whatever operating system they use.’
    • ‘The problem is that many people are impacted by viruses and malware, and thus are quite angry about it.’
    • ‘Spammers sometimes use this form of malware to commandeer computers and turn them into spam-sending drones.’
    • ‘Whether it's spyware, adware or malware, it is just plain dangerous and costly.’
    • ‘The malware also tries to download further code from the internet.’


1990s blend of malicious and software.