Malware

By Ollie Randall

Malware

Malware is short for malicious software which covers things like computer viruses and worms which can damage your PC.



Computer Virus

A computer virus is used to infect other PCs and can delete files and can use up memory. They are usually carried through attachments.


Worm

A worm does similar things to a virus but can travel unaided, making them more dangerous.


Trojan Horse

A trojan horse can infect a PC when a user loads a non-legitimate site. They can delete files, cause annoying pop-ups and change desktops.


Spyware

Spyware is used to gain access to personal details like login details or your PC's IP address.


Adware

Adware causes unwanted adverts to appear on your PC.