George Davies

What is Malware

Malware means malicious software. It affects your computer by sending spam, stealing information and hijacking accounts.

Types of Malware:

Computer virus:

A computer virus is a type of malware that spreads by becoming part of another program. They can damage data and crash your computer.


Worms are similar to viruses because they have the same effects and they replicate, but worms are different because they are are a stand alone software. Meaning they do not need a host program to work.

Trojan Horse:

It is a harmful piece of software that makes itself look legitimate. Computer users are tricked into clicking a link which is how the Trojan horse gets into the computer.


A software that looks at what a computer user has searched and uses this information to get into a computer.


Uses adverts to get into a computer and steals. It affects your computer by crashing and slowing it down.