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

 

scareware

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈskeərweə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskerwer//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a type of computer program that tricks a user into buying and downloading unnecessary software that could be dangerous for the computer