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crapware

Software that has little value or that fails to work properly. Also called "lameware," the term often refers to the numerous trial applications that are pre-installed on a new computer (see bloatware). See crapplet and wares.
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Oracle has come under fire lately over Java, not only regarding vulnerabilities but also the fact that Java updatesinclude third-party software, or as some critics call it, "crapware," such as the Ask.com toolbar.
Sony's Vaio E-series takes a serious beating, but for no fault of its own, but because of all the crapware that Sony preloads the machines with.
The system designers at Jackrabbit Microware, the 28-year-old San Diego, California company behind jackrabbit.com, have hand-picked a short list of essential, business-grade hardware and software products (no "crapware") to include with each computer package.