2.(n) Software that comes piggy-backed on other software installations. piggy-backing bloatware usually includes toolbars, desktop widgets or external unrelated applications. Most piggy-backing bloatware can perform a mundane task that is generally non-essential to every day computer use.
2. My anti-virus installation came with so much bloatware, I can't even see the desktop.
Thanks to a lot of tech geek fanboys this word has become one of the biggest examples of semantic satiation in the tech industry. It's been used so much it has become utterly meaningless.
Geek 1: I like Debian, but I like Ubuntu more.
Geek 2: Aren't they essentially the same OS?
Geek 1: Yes, Ubuntu is derived from Debian...
Geek 3: I prefer Debian because Ubuntu has too much bloatware.
Geek 1: ......