Spyware is software or malware that aims to gather privileged information about a person or organization then send it to another person or organization. These types of computer programs are not restricted to malware only. Legitimate software can also have this behavior such as websites that track users, hardware devices, and regular software.
Spyware is frequently associated with advertising that can have non-harmful uses other than targeting ads based on the information mined.
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