Malware

malicious software

Examples

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.