What Does Anti-Spyware Mean?
Anti-spyware is a type of software that is designed to detect and remove unwanted spyware programs. Spyware is a type of malware that is installed on a computer without the user's knowledge in order to collect information about them. This can pose a security risk to the user, but more frequently spyware degrades system performance by taking up processing power, installing additional software, or redirecting users' browser activity.
Anti-spyware may also be called apyware on the Internet. Because "a" and "s" sit next to each other on the keyboard, many people accidentally type "apyware" when they try to search "spyware." Manufacturers and other interested parties capitalize on this by advertising "apyware."