Malaware

By: Hayden Heaton

Definition

Software that is intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems.
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Identity of Malware

  1. Spyware: it's a secret software that is hidden and used to gather information like how parents can track online activities that their kids are doing.
  2. Adware: a software ad companies use that pops up pages, turns on videos so it will allow them to sell the merchandise or products.
  3. Rootkit: a software tool that allows someone that not supposed to be in your computer to gain control without being detected.

Don't Be a Victim!


A person can avoid becoming a victim by downloading software that block viruses. You can avoid clicking on sites that aren't protected. Do not download anything from unprotected sites. Do download weird games. Avoid phishing sites.