detect malware and what is malware

Malware is the short name for ‘malicious software’. It is software designed and developed for the purpose specifically to damage or disrupts a single computer, server, or computer network. Malware will track how you use your computer; change adverts and links send you to another websites or pop up adverts on websites where they should not have occurred.

Malware can include computer viruses, worms and Trojan horse:

Viuses - is a piece of programming code that is usually hidden as something else and causes some unexpected and usually event.

Worms - is a specific type of virus that self replicates across many computers.

Trojan Horse - is a program in which malicious or harmful code that is contained inside what appears to be harmless programming or data, but in fact it can control and do its chosen form of damage.

Malware will try to hide itself to prevent detection, but some malware can be detected from an anti-virus scan that you can install on your computer. The only sure way to remove malware is to use a blocking and cleaning program, but there is a downside to removing malware.

With a little planning there are some ways that you can prevent your computer against malware.

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