Is spyware is also known as adware?
Spyware, also known as “adware,” is software that sends information from your computer to a third party without your consent. Besides secretly monitoring a user’s behavior, spyware collects personal information, which could lead to identity theft.
How common is adware spyware?
Malicious apps that enable further hacking of the infected device are the most common form of mobile malware. AdWare alone accounts for 48% of all malware, while RiskTool infections account for 20%.