spyware

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spy·ware

noun \ˈspī-ˌwer\

: computer software that secretly records information about the way you use your computer

Full Definition of SPYWARE

:  software that is installed in a computer without the user's knowledge and transmits information about the user's computer activities over the Internet

First Known Use of SPYWARE

1994

Other Computer-Related Terms

adware, flash, kludge, phishing, recursive, router

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