Scareware vs Shareware - What's the difference?

scareware | shareware |


As nouns the difference between scareware and shareware

is that scareware is (computing|informal) software that attempts to scare the user into compliance, as by displaying false warnings of virus infection while shareware is (computing) a type of software that is distributed without payment but is limited in any combination of functionality, availability, or convenience.

scareware

English

Noun

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

    * malware

    shareware

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (computing) A type of software that is distributed without payment but is limited in any combination of functionality, availability, or convenience.
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