--Originally published at Tech and no-tech
A malicious software, more commonly known as a malware, is a program or file that is able to harm a computer. Viruses, worms, spyware, etc. are all part of the malware. Malware are designated for many different functions like stealing, erasing, encrypting, and so on and so forth.
The most common types of malware are:
- Virus: this is the most common. This malware executes itself and spreads to other programs.
- Worm: this type of malware is able to self-replicate and, thus, spreads alone.
- Trojan house: Trojans, as in real life, are disguised as a normal, non harmful, program and, when executed, their malicious intentions start.
- Spyware: This type of malware is intended to spy and steal data and information.
What can we do about it? Protect ourselves!
How? With an anti-malware.
What is an anti-malware? An anti-malware is a set of tools created for the only purpose of identifying, removing and preventing malware from infection computer systems.
And now, a tutorial that might help to remove malware from your computer, hopefully.
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Definition: Malware – SearchSecurity
Definition: Malware – Webopedia