showing ads in software violates user privacy as ad rendering is "cross domain": the same finite set of ad servers across ALL sites the user ever visits. how is this not malware?
the COST of ads is loss of privacy: this is not in the best interest of the user, this is ANTITHETICAL to free, this is malware per se
any software that shows ads is malware
all adware is malware
Malware includes spyware, trojans, viruses/virii, denial of service/DoS attacks.