/ˈspaɪ.weər/

noun

  • a computer program that watches what people do with their computers, and then sends that information over the Internet
Example Sentences:If you believe your computer is infected, you should also carry out a full anti-virus scan and run two or three malware and spyware cleaners, such as AdAware, Spybot and Malwarebytes.
There is an email going around containing spyware which searches for passwords on your computer and send the information out to the spyware creators.
 
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