Understanding different malware and viruses is very important, in fact, a type of virus is malware, but the term more widely used by the public, the term referred to is that any type of malware, including computer viruses. For example, in 2000-2005 years, spyware and adware as a form of malicious software is the type of protection systems must address.
Malware infected computers and mobile devices continues to grow.
What is malware?
Malicious software is specially written software for abuse and infect the host system. Malicious software includes viruses and other types of software, such as Trojans, worms, spyware and adware. Advanced malware such as extortion software are used for financial theft and extortion of money from users.
Common types of malware:
Virus: the virus itself is a special type of malicious software, it was a contagious code to other software infection in the host system, upon running, began to spread itself. It is known to spread from computer software to share, this is more like a parasite.
Adware: advertising is also known as ad-supported software, which it author in order to create advertising revenue. Advertising on the user’s computer screen. Adware program to check which sites users visit frequently and present their relevant advertising content. Not all adware are malicious, but it really is a problem, because it may reduce computer performance and annoying.
Spyware: This type of malicious software will track your online activities, it helps to collect information about the victims of the system and sent to hackers, rather than through the consent of the victim. The existence of such spyware, normally hidden in the host difficult to detect. Some spyware such as keyloggers are installed in the company to monitor employee behavior.
Worms, this type of malicious software will be copied itself and destroy computer information and stored files. It can eat all the operating system files and data files on disk.
Trojan: Trojan is a virus, is designed to allow users to feel that they are a safe program to run, they can steal personal and financial information through the programming. Free to take over the host’s system files later. In large systems, it may be trying to make the host system or network resources are unavailable and tried to close it. For example, your business network becomes unavailable.
Ransomware: Ransomware is an advanced type of malicious software that can restrict access to a computer system through user fees. Your monitor may display a pop warned that your computer has been locked, you can only access the online paid to cybercriminals. Cybercriminals requested ransom arrive after the lifting of restrictions. Notorious Cryptolocker is this type of extortion software.