1. Software that is hastily made, without proper testing, and 'shoveled' down consumers throats in order to make some quick cash.
2. Software that is preloaded onto a computer, that does nothing but slow down performance and does nothing beneficial, but is added in order to increase price or add appeal into purchasing a computer.
1. Battlefield 2: Special Forces Expansion Pack is a recent example of shovelware; it causes CTD's, system failures, massive performance decreases, and addresses NONE of the original game problems.
2. Frank bought a computer just because it had a lot shovelware preloaded onto it, and now it takes 45 minutes to start up.
an array of haphazard software emphasizing quantity rather than quality
This shit is totally half-assed. Who assembled this shovelware?