wat is the difference between adware and junkware?

hi,

wat is exactly  junkware , is this is unwanted software for example when I bougth  my laptop, there was a Mccafee scan software for free use for a while?

wat is exactly difference between adware and, junkware ?

johan

 
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Last updated July 9, 2018 Views 846 Applies to:
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Adware displays advertisements, usually in a web browser.

Junkware simply refers to software from not well known companies) that the user could have easily avoided installing but didn't pay attention and flew through an installer from another program, whether or not this piece of junkware.

I don't think that this necessarily includes software that is actually junk. For example, Norton and McAfee products are junk, but people want and use them because they believe that they work (except for the security scanner someone might get from Adobe Flash Player). Another example is that the Google toolbar, and Chrome-which we know is very widely used and loved-comes bundled with Flash Player, but because users don't realize there's a checkbox to decline it, they ask for help removing it because it's unwanted.

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Junkware is also referred to as PUPs. (Potentionally Unwanted Programs).
 
 
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