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Do we all know Malware, Computer Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses, Spyware, Adware, Rootkits, and other malicious programs??

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Malware is short for malicious software. A software used or created by hackers to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. While it is often software, it can also appear in the form of scripts or code. ‘Malware’ is a general term used to refer to a variety of forms of hostile, intrusive, or annoying software.

Malware logo Crystal 128.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Malware is not the same as defective software, which is software that has a legitimate purpose but contains harmful bugs that were not noticed before release. However, some malware is disguised as genuine software, and may come from an official company website.

Have you ever wonder Why does anyone create a malware?

Many early infectious programs, including the first Internet Worm, were written as experiments or pranks. Today, malware is used primarily to steal sensitive personal, financial, or business information for the benefit…

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