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What is malware?

Malware is any malicious software. There are three main types of malware.

1. Viruses: copies itself; needs contact to spread

2. Trojan Horses: Seems legit but allows access to someone else

3. Spyware: Secretly obtains personal information

How do you avoid malware?

1. Install antivirus software

2. Get a firewall. (puts up a wall between internet and your computer)

3. Most importantly use common sense!

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