What is Spyware?

Spyware is software that allows hackers, or even advertisers, to gather sensitive information from you without your permission. Users often get spyware by visiting certain websites, either as an automatic software download that occurs without their knowledge or by answering a popup prompt.

How to Recognize This Threat: A computer infected with spyware will likely run slower or even crash, as it consumes memory and processing capacity. You may notice unusual processes running in the background as well.

How to Prevent This Threat: Antivirus and endpoint security solutions are key to stopping spyware in its tracks. And there’s no better endpoint protection than Sophos Intercept X with EDR.