and how to avoid it
What Malware Is and How to Prevent It
What It IsThe Google definition of malware is "software that is intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems."
What Does Malware Look Like?
Many people are unaware that they have malware on their computer systems, because it often is disguised as antivirus software. It could be disguised also as an ad or link that looks harmless, but could really destroy your computer.
How To Avoid It
Most malware is downloaded by clicking on ads, so DON'T! Malware can also be downloaded from certain antivirus programs that you have downloaded, so it's best to have a paid antivirus program. Also, you might want to develop some good browsing habits!