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Types of malware
There are three major types of malware.
~Virus: is a software that can replicate itself and spread to other computer or are programmed to damage a computer, by reformatting the hard disk, using up computer memory or by deleting files.
~Trajan Horse: is a software that gives access to someone else who then can create backdoors, spy on your computer, steal you passwords, or send costly SMS messages.
~Spyware: is software that surreptitiously gathers information and transmits it to interested parties.
How can I avoid becoming a victim
Turn on your firewall. A firewall chooses which information can access your computer. it also prevents the suspicious programs accessing the internet once installed. Install an Anti-Virus software. An Anti-Virus Software search for, detect, and removes software viruses and other malicious software. Also just use common sense if it doesn't seem like a good program don't open or use it.