Bundled Software - A definition

Bundled software, also called Third-party software, is an additional software component which is included in another software's installer file. The bundling and bundled software may or may not be related.

Examples of bundled software:
An Internet Explorer search toolbar bundled with a MP3 player.
An anti-virus program bundled with a word processor.

Developers of free software with large distribution sometimes get paid to bundle third party software with their software. The bundled software is in most cases mentioned in the End User License Agreement. Examples of software that bundle unrelated software are Kazaa, iMesh, BikiniDesk, etc.

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