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spyware Line breaks: spy|ware
Pronunciation: /ˈspʌɪwɛː/

Definition of spyware in English:


[mass noun]
Software that enables a user to obtain covert information about another’s computer activities by transmitting data covertly from their hard drive.
Example sentences
  • Criminals who infect computers with spyware can be jailed for up to five years under the bill.
  • They just tell you that you have spyware on your computer, and leave it up to you to figure out how to remove it.
  • These plans included better protection against spyware and spam.
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