Malware is any malicious software deliberately created to cause harm to a computer system, server, customer, or personal computer network. There are a wide range of malware types, such as computer viruses, worms, Trojans, encryption programs, ransomware, malware, spyware, and fake antivirus programs. Malware can do any number of things, including causing system crashes, data corruption, email viruses, unauthorized access to files on the system, and so on. Malware programmers often develop these malware programs in response to popular software. The programs are sometimes free and sometimes they cost money to develop and distribute.
Worms are software applications that spread by manipulating computer code.
A worm multiplies itself by using executable files that execute in memory. In general, a worm is a small program that spreads through a network, gaining control of important system resources. In order to spread quickly and efficiently through a network, a worm must be able to communicate effectively with its victims. Many worms use communication channels that require either the use of communication servers or Internet servers. They may also transfer their information across networks using various protocols such as IRC and ICQ.
Antimalware is a type of Malware that prevents your computer from being infected with harmful files. Common types of antimalware include Spam Doctor, Ad-Aware, Popup Adware, and Internet Security Manager. Anti-spam software blocks emails that advertise spam. Popup ads, on the other hand, are annoying advertisements that come on the screen when you open a particular email program or web page.
Computer viruses are malicious software programmed to perform a specific task.
They can be either a worm or a Trojan horse. Worms are downloaded via email or infected programs. Worms often corrupt files or information stored on your computer. Trojan horses (also known as spyware) come in the form of programs that install themselves on your computer without your knowledge and start performing harmful tasks… see full definition below.
There are a number of different ways to prevent the occurrence and spread of Malware. Some of the most common include: Keeping your computer free from clutter; getting rid of any files or programs that could potentially harm your computer; running spyware and/or anti-virus scan; and blocking suspicious email attachments. The more work you do to avoid Malware, the better chance you have of not becoming infected.
Some of the more common types of Malware include: Trojan Horses, Worms, Keyloggers, Spyware, and Popups. Malware can also be associated with many of the less common operating system vulnerabilities. For example: Heartbleed, Secure Shell, FTP Vulnerability, Remote Code Attack, and Direct Kernel Interface Virus.
Some of the more popular malware types include: Adware, Spyware, Keyloggers, Trojans, Hijackers, and Worms. Some of the most common methods of Malware infection include: Mining, Cloning, Advertising, Backdoor Theft, and Hijacking. While some malware may only last for a few months (as many as two or three years) others can go on and infect your computer much more often. Some malware types can change your browser homepage, browser options, and toolbars. Malware can often run silently in the background and it does not cause any problems or interrupt your work time like typical viruses would.
- Some examples of typical malware include: Banking Malware, Android Bank Virus, Antivirus Malware, iPhone Spyware, Linux/Korean Malware, Mobile Phone Spyware, Windows Mobile Security Virus, SMS Spyware, Wii Malware, Xbox Arcade Malware, iPod Malware, and iPod Diamond Malware among others.
- While malware can come in all shapes, sizes and colors, they generally fall into one of two categories: Adware and Spyware.
- Adware is used to advertise sites or products and spyware infiltrates your computer to monitor your usage and send you advertisements without your consent.