Surveillance apps, also known as Stalkerware, possess powerful surveillance functions, and thus, can be used to spy on users and their online activity.

The Surveillance App category covers a range of aggressive monitoring software and commercial spyware designed to spy on users.

Even though Surveillance Apps can be marketed as parental monitoring software, their ability to work in stealth mode, sometimes disguised as utility apps, represents serious security and privacy risk.

For the reasons above, Sophos highly recommends uninstalling any apps detected as Surveillance Apps.