Malware is an abbreviation for “malicious software.” Malware, on the other hand, refers to software programmes that are intended to cause harm or to perform certain acts in a computer system.
Since “mal” is a prefix in Spanish that means “bad,” this word can also be called “badware,” which is a convenient way to remember. Malware often includes viruses, worms, trojan horses, and spyware.
Viruses, for example, can cause problems on a computer’s hard drive by deleting files or directory records. Spyware collects data from a user’s device invisibly and without the user’s permission. Include all the user’s browser history as well as personal information including passwords and credit card numbers.
How does malware spread?
Malware has evolved many attack tactics since its development more than 30 years ago. Email attachments, malicious ads on common websites (malvertising), fake software downloads, corrupted USB drives, infected applications, phishing emails, and even text messages are examples.
What is Malware?
Malware would be any software that is purposefully intended to harm a computer, server, client, or computer network. Malware comes in many forms, such as computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, ransomware, spyware, adware, malicious applications, wipers, and scareware.