spyware

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noun spy·ware \ˈspī-ˌwer\

Definition of spyware

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

1994

First Known Use of spyware

1994

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SPYWARE Defined for English Language Learners

spyware

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noun spy·ware \ˈspī-ˌwer\

Definition of spyware for English Language Learners

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


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