what is malware and what does it do?
Malware is software that is intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems. It gets installed onto your computer and performs unwanted tasks like pop ups and stealing passwords.
virus- spreads to other computers and deletes files, use up space and crash computer.
adware- displays ads and pop ups whilst on the internet.
spyware- software that gathers information and transmits it to others.
browser hijacking software- advertising software which modifies your browser settings like changing your homepage.