What is spyware?

Question

Hello, I am a high school student just getting into the whole computer world and stuff. I was wondering what the heck is spyware. I'm curious because I heard my friends mentioning something on this subject, and I would just like to educate myself on spyware. The question basically is what is spyware? Can anyone help me out please. Thanx in advance.

Answer

This question was answered on March 8, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Well spyware is a tool that detects keyloggers and other serious spy that can be in your computer roaming around through your things you can see it is just a tool that just someone will sent to you in a e-mail but here is a page to know a little about it - http://www.spychecker.com/spyware.html or you can go to google and check for more information.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 8, 2004