Scumware - software which places active
ads in response to your searches or the web sites you visit without you
or the web site asking for it. The GAIN corporation creates scumware.
Some other companies produce similar scumware which they claim to "not
be scumware" If it is annoying and ruining your web experience then
it doesn't matter if they call it scumware or not.
Usually scumware comes in a package deal with some other
software like a stupid clock. Frequently these programs are as hard to
get rid of as AOL. I recommend using AdAware if you get any scumware stuck
on your computer as it has stopped my scumware problems dead in their
tracks. AdAware is a free scumware removal software program.