The Dangers of Malware
What it is and how you can protect yourself
How Can I Tell?
Viruses are spread only by contact to other sources (computers, internet connections, etc.). Making sure that you are aware of what atmosphere you are exposing your technology to will help you to protect against that area of Malware.
Anything that looks like a fake or faulty advertising is considered to be a Trojan Horse. Just like the ancient warriors, thieves use this to avert your connection to other unwanted sights and can infect your computer. Make sure all websites you visit are legit and try not to be drawn to the advertising.
Lastly, spyware is used to hack into personal information. Identity thieves use outside sources to find personal files and passwords you make keep on your computer that are linked to bank accounts and other important information. Make sure that you NEVER access those types of websites on public wireless connections and that you always log out.