Malware

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What it malware?

Software that is intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems which comes in a bewildering variety of forms. Malware is short for malicious software.

What does malware look like & what does it do?

Malware programs can range from being simple annoyance like a pop-up advertising or to causing serious computer invasion and damage like stealing passwords and data or infecting other machines on the network.

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.