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Different Types of Virus Expressions

Different types of virus expressions

TROJAN - a type of malware that uses malicious code to install software that seems ok, but is hidden to create back doors into a system.

WORM - unlike a virus, a worm, is a standalone piece of malicious software that replicates itself in order to spread to other computers.

VIRUS - a computer virus is a piece of software that can 'infect' a computer, install itself and copy itself to other computers, without users knowledge or permission.

MALWARE - malware is the name that is given to any type of software that could harm a computer system, interfere with and gather a user's data, or make the computer perform actions without the owner's knowledge or permission.

SPYWARE - spyware can monitor and log the activity that is performed on a target system, like log key strokes, or gather credit card and other information

ADWARE - adware is software which can automatically cause pop-up and banner adverts to be displayed in order to generate revenue for its author or publisher.

How can a computer be protected from viruses?

• Install an inti-virus program and keep it up-to-date and regularly run scans.

• Install an anti-malware program to stop software installing without your knowledge.

• Never download and install software from the internet unless you are certain it is from a trusted source.

• Do not open email attachments unless you have scanned them first, even a picture can carry a virus.

• Do not trust cracked or hacked software as they often contain malware, Trojans.

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