malicious software


Viruses: A damaging file that spreads itself.

Trojan horses: You download something, but it gives the person you downloaded it from access to your computer and information.

Spyware: Gets personal information.

How to avoid

Download antivirus software. It'll stop viruses in their tracks.

Get a firewall. It blocks malware.

Use your common sense. Don't download suspicious things, and be wary of foreign sites and emails.