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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Computer software that obtains information from a user's computer without the user's knowledge or consent.

Usage examples (37)
  • spyware pioneer – ISP data deal with former ’spyware’ boss triggers privacy fears, February 25, 2008
  • - Consumer from California The term spyware may be amorphous, but there is no doubt that its negative impact is real.
  • CNET News – Why they say spyware is good for you, November 7, 2005
  • For them, slowdowns are common, viruses are a nuisance, and spyware is rampant. for more
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