What is Spyware?

Spyware is a type of malware used to spy on or gather information about a user without their knowledge, then transmit the gathered data without the user’s consent. While it may not be discussed often, spyware is actually one of the most common security threats faced by internet users. Spyware may be difficult for users to detect, and is often challenging to remove. This is one of the reasons that all internet users should be sure to routinely check their systems for malware using a trusted anti-malware program.

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