Malicious Software

Types of Malware

You've just won a free computer! Congrats.

In all actuality, all you've probably won is free evil software, called Malware. Malware comes in three forms:

A Virus- Copies itself and needs contact to spread, much like the flu.

Trojan Horses- Seem legit, but leads to something that's not.

Spyware- Secretly takes your information to use it against you.

Malware can come in the form of a website link, an attachment, or even an email.

Beating Malware

  • Buy some good antiviral software, like Norton. This stuff won't let you access any recognized viruses.
  • A firewall is also a good idea. If you have a firewall and someone has put spyware on your computer, they won't be able to access any data.
  • Last but not least is to use common sense. If it sounds out of this world amazing, it probably isn't. You have a brain, so use it!