an·​ti·​spy·​ware | \ ¦an-tī-¦spī-ˌwer How to pronounce antispyware (audio) , ¦an-tē- \
variants: or anti-spyware

Definition of antispyware

: relating to or being software designed to detect and remove spyware Both antivirus and antispyware software require regular patching with the current signature files in order to remain effective.— Eric Seagren, Secure Your Network for Free, 2007

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Other Words from antispyware

antispyware or anti-spyware noun
Jan should scan her computer for viruses, worms, and spyware using antivirus software and antispyware. — Kenneth Baldauf and Ralph Stair, Succeeding with Technology, 2010

First Known Use of antispyware

2000, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for antispyware

anti- entry 1 + spyware

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“Antispyware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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