Definitions for "Malware"
general term used to describe any sort of malicious software such as viruses, worms, trojans, etc.
malicious programs, ie, adware, spyware, etc,. that monitor your internet and other computer activities and report stolen personal information and surfing habits to unknown third parties, often for criminal purposes.
Malicious software designed to do damage to your system. See viruses and trojan horses.
a Mac OS X rootkit that includes a keystroke logger and backdoors
"... any intrusive control programs put on your computer with or without your knowledge." - From University of Florida, Anesthesiology at UF."
a general term for any program that does something bad or unwanted