Craig Pepper
June 13, 2024
2 Min Read

Malware

Malware: How to Defend Your Systems

Malware, or malicious software, is designed to infiltrate, damage, or disable computers and networks. It includes viruses, worms, Trojans, ransomware, and spyware, each posing unique threats to security.

Common Types of Malware:

  1. Viruses: Attach themselves to legitimate files and spread.
  2. Worms: Self-replicate and spread across networks.
  3. Ransomware: Encrypts data and demands a ransom for decryption.
  4. Spyware: Secretly monitors user activity and collects information.

Protection Tips:

  • Install and regularly update antivirus software.
  • Avoid downloading files or clicking on links from unknown sources.
  • Regularly back up data and keep your operating system and software updated.

Staying informed and proactive is key to keeping malware at bay.

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