Downside of Digital Communications

By: Anne Moulton

Malware

Malware is software that is intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems. If malware were a solid object that you could see, it would be a Trojan Horse. This is because it seems real at first, but then allows access to someone else, becomes a virus that copies itself, or secretly obtains personal information. There are a few ways you can avoid malware. They are antivirus software, firewall, and common sense. The antivirus software and firewall are both things on a computer designed to keep out harmful viruses, such as malware. The last thing to keep out malware is common sense. That is just all up to the person, either you have it or you don't!