Spyware is a type of software that is installed on a computer without the user’s knowledge. When installed, the spyware will run in the background, gathering details such as the user’s browsing history, passwords and credit card details.
Spyware can be used for a variety of functions, including identity marketing, fraud and theft. It can likewise be used to monitor a person’s online activity, without their understanding. Spyware can be hard to spot and get rid of, and can trigger serious security and personal privacy problems.