Malware

By: Serenity Davis

What is Malware?

Malware: any malicious software.

3 types of malware:

  • Viruses- copies itself; needs contact to spread from one computer to another.
  • Trojan Horses- seems real but is really allowing someone else in; can be disguised as anything.
  • Spyware- secretly obtains personal/account information; could be taking bank account information, passwords, or even stealing your identity.

How do you Avoid It?

Antivirus Software:

  • some that come already downloaded on your computer do not work correctly
  • find one that you like and works well

Firewall:

  • controls what can connect to your computer and what your computer can connect to

Common Sense:

  • don't download attachments from emails
  • curiosity can kill your computer
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