spyware

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spy·ware

 (spī′wâr′)
n.
1. Software that secretly gathers information about a person or organization.
2. Any malicious software that is designed to take partial or full control of a computer's operation without the knowledge of its user.

spyware

(ˈspaɪˌwɛə)
n
(Computer Science) computing software installed via the internet on a computer without the user's knowledge and used to send information about the user to another computer

spyware

Any software that gathers information about a user as they navigate around the Internet. Spyware is typically installed on a computer without the user’s knowledge or consent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spyware - computer software that obtains information from a user's computer without the user's knowledge or consent
software, software package, software program, software system, computer software, package - (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory; "the market for software is expected to expand"
Translations
espiogiciel

spyware

[ˈspaɪwɛər] n (COMPUTING)logiciel m espion
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Spyware, also dubbed adware and stealthware, tracks user surfing habits, scours systems to grab information--that can include names, addresses and passwords--and secretly relays the content back to the originating sites.
0 include two new features that enable the user to manage field test measurement through a graphical user interface and import channel plans from Stealthware, a method of obtaining data from legacy systems.
0 adds two major areas of functionality to the FDM-100's existing feature set -- the ability to manage field measurement, as well as the ability to import channel plans from Stealthware.