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Dictionary entry overview: What does spyware mean?
• SPYWARE (noun)
The noun SPYWARE has 1 sense:
1. computer software that obtains information from a user's computer without the user's knowledge or consent
Familiarity information: SPYWARE used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Computer software that obtains information from a user's computer without the user's knowledge or consent
Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
Hypernyms ("spyware" is a kind of...):
computer software; package; software; software package; software program; software system ((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)
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