Antispyware is a type of software that is designed to detect and remove unwanted spyware programs that gathers user information through the user’s Internet connection without his or her knowledge, usually for advertising purposes.
Antispyware tends to focus on less of the “delete your entire hard disk” types of malicious software, and more on the “this will steal your personal information” stuff, including the less overtly evil stuff that I mentioned before. If you are a person that downloads things quite frequently, even from a secure source, then you might still want anti-spyware. Anti-Spyware has different uses than Anti-Virus.
Spyware is much harder to detect, as it doesn’t really behave like a normal virus. Spyware is meant to hide behind an actual application usually, that is why programs tend to detect it even if it is legitimate. Anti-spyware may also be called apyware on the Internet. Because “a” and “s” sit next to each other on the keyboard.
Well, it would have been better if one can have anti-virus and anti-spyware in one application.