Scareware vs Abandonware - What's the difference?

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Scareware is a related term of abandonware.


As nouns the difference between scareware and abandonware

is that scareware is (computing|informal) software that attempts to scare the user into compliance, as by displaying false warnings of virus infection while abandonware is : a software product, especially a video game, whose copyright is no longer defended or which is no longer marketed even by the company who made it.

scareware

English

Noun

(-)
  • (computing, informal) Software that attempts to scare the user into compliance, as by displaying false warnings of virus infection.
  • Hypernyms

    * malware

    abandonware

    Noun

    (-)
  • : A software product, especially a video game, whose copyright is no longer defended or which is no longer marketed even by the company who made it.
  • See also

    * free software * public domain * announcementware * vaporware