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unauthorized software installed on a computer without the user’s knowledge that transmits information about the Internet activities of the user
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.
(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
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.
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|Noun||1.||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"