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Malware

  1. 1. Malware
  2. 2. So…What IS It? Mal – the Spanish word for ‘bad’ Ware – “an article of commerce” Malware – “a malacious computer software that interferes with normal computer functions or sends personal data to unauthorized parties over the Internet”
  3. 3. Why Is It Bad? <ul><li>Malware Can… </li></ul><ul><li>Hijack your browser </li></ul><ul><li>Send personal information to people who shouldn’t have it </li></ul><ul><li>Send pop-ups </li></ul><ul><li>Crash the hard drive </li></ul><ul><li>Mess things up </li></ul>
  4. 4. How Can I Prevent It? <ul><li>Purchase computer spyware and malware protectors </li></ul><ul><li>If the toolbar looks wrong, it probably malware, so you should </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Run a diagnostic test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scan for viruses </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. How to Get Rid of Malware <ul><li>Look for Websites that get rid of malware </li></ul><ul><li>Go to a computer professional </li></ul><ul><li>Or… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Back up all data to additional source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Run virus scanner to wipe out all viruses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find a good spyware protection system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Never let it happen again </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Credits http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ware http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/malware http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/malware.ars http://www.ehow.com/how_2050697_get-rid-malware.html?ref=fuel

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