Spyware is a type of malware that steals data from the victim’s computer and sends it secretly to someone else. The stolen data could be anything from browser history, username, or passwords.

How Spyware Works

There are different ways spyware can be used. Most of them are used to monitor the victim’s activity, then use the stolen information to tailor targeted ads and pop-ups to the victim. Other forms of spyware are used to take control of a computer and takes them to malicious websites or install software without the user’s permission. The use of up-to-date antivirus can be used to fight off most spyware.