Definition of malware noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmælweə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmælwer//
[uncountable] Computer software, Computer problems
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software such as a virus on a computer or computer network that the user does not know about or want the threat posed by malware How to protect yourself against malware. Responding to the pop-up will get you a nice case of malware! A combination of malicious and software. See related entries: Computer software, Computer problems
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: malware