Malware Posing Threat to the World

"Malicious Software"- Software that damages your computer

What Malware Does

People all over the world have been reporting cases of malware infestations. So far, three types have been identified. The first is similar to a virus. It is programmed to copy itself, and spreads like a disease from one computer to the next. A second kind can be compared to the famous trojan horse. It appears to be good on the outside, but once you let it into your computer, you've just given someone else access to your computer; allowing them to take control of it. The third kind of malware is spyware. This is a program that secretly takes your personal information. (bank account info, passwords, etc.)

How You Can Prevent It

Thankfully, several steps can be taken to prevent malware from damaging your computer. You can download antivirus software that will help prevent malware. Another option is to install a firewall. A firewall will ask you whether you want certain programs to connect with your computer. The final line of defense is common sense. If something looks too good to be true, then it probably is.