I was reading about an uninstall tool that was especially useful for removing "aimed applications." When I tried to find out what that meant (beyond the obvious, "targeted at a specific group") I found it used quite a bit, but I have been unable to find an actual definition of the term. Since I'm asking here, I'm obviously interested in the term as used for the programs the uninstall tool can target and not the term from the medical, advertising or any other domains.

If there's a better place to ask about a computer term, please direct me there and accept my apologies for wasting your time.

EDIT: Here are a few links to pages that use the term without defining it (at least not in any way I recognize as "defining"):





  • $\begingroup$ Might be a marketing term. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 2, 2019 at 17:57
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    $\begingroup$ Perhaps you could give appropriate links? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 2, 2019 at 18:45
  • $\begingroup$ @YuvalFilmus: some example links have been added. The first one is the article I was reading. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 5, 2019 at 10:59
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    $\begingroup$ I don't think this is a computer science question. Perhaps Super User? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 5, 2019 at 11:04
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    $\begingroup$ It seems "aimed application" doesn't have a technical meaning after all. It is just an application that you're applying the uninstaller on. See "Hunter Mode offers one-click uninstall, stop or delete by aiming applications on the desktop, Quick launch bar, system tray or opened applications." $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 5, 2019 at 17:44


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