What is Spyware, and How Do You Remove It?

Abeerah Hashim  - Security Expert
Last updated: November 10, 2023
Read time: 11 minutes

Spyware poses significant dangers to your privacy. Read this article to find out what spyware is, how it operates, and how to stay safe.


Spyware is a malware type that spies on you through various ways like keyloggers, rootkits, infostealers, etc. It can also hijack your browser, take control of your device remotely or commit identity theft. That is why we recommend you use a strong antispyware program, among adopting other security measures, to stay safe.

Many cyber threats exist these days that can compromise your security and privacy. They come in many forms, and spyware is one of the most prevalent. This malware type collects and stores your information silently without your knowledge. Unfortunately, the malware is difficult to detect once it infiltrates your device because of its covert nature.

Read on to find out what spyware is, how it works, how to remove it, and much more. 

What is spyware?