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Definition: spyware blocker

Software that detects and removes spyware and adware from the computer. A spyware blocker also prevents such software from being installed. Stateful inspection firewalls alert users when software other than a browser makes an outbound request for the first time, which could be spyware contacting a website. See spyware and firewall.

A Lot of Data Mining!
A lot of spyware programs in this computer; witness the results of this Ad-aware scan. A "data miner" is a program that analyzes activity (see data miner).