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Malware is short for malicious software It’s usually includes viruses and spyware that infects your computer or smartphone Malwares can be very troublesome and can even crash computers Criminals use malware for identity theft
The easiest way is to keep your antivirus and firewall up to date Don’t open “trash mail” or visit any suspicious websites Back up your data
By monitoring your computer you will be able to identify a possible malware Especially if your computer is acting slow, crashes or displays repeated error messages Other signs might be new unwanted toolbars, new icons on your desktop or changes in your internet homepage
Virus-protection programs on the computer can handle most of the usual malwares For more complicated malware it’s good to take your computer to a ”tech support” or a manufacturer You can also report malwares to the federal trade commission
Computer viruses can be used as malware The computer virus is a small software that ”piggybacks on a program. There are different types of viruses: viruses, e- mail viruses, trojan horses and worms
Viruses: Each time an infected program runs, the virus runs too, and it infects other programs while it’s conscious E-mail viruses: E-mail viruses travels as an attachment to a e-mail. It also replicates by sending itself to other e-mail addresses Trojan horses: Is a computer program. It’s usually disguised as another program(for ex. a game). It can erase your hard disk. Trojan horses doesn’t replicate automatically Worms: Worms are small pieces of software that uses security holes and computer networks to reduplicate. They are often very advanced and scans network for security holes
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