noun. ['ˈspaɪˌwɛr'] computer software that obtains information from a user's computer without the user's knowledge or consent.
- computer software
- software package
- software program
- information processing system
- -ware (English)
- software (English)
- spy (English)
- spien (Middle English (1100-1500))
Example sentences of the word spyware
1. Noun, singular or mass
This is home-page hijacking and it is most often done to slip spyware into your computer.
2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Many companies consider spyware the most serious threat.
If your notification is going off and you are not receiving emails or calls, this may be caused by a spyware infection.