What is spyware?
Spyware is malware that logs data from a user’s computer and secretly sends it to someone else. This data can be anything from a user’s browsing history to login names and passwords.
How does spyware work?
Most spyware is designed to monitor user activity, then serving them pop-ups and other targeted ads using the stolen information. Other types of spyware can take control of a computer and direct them to certain websites or installing additional software.
Most spyware can be guarded against using up-to-date antivirus.