The word “Malware” is short for “Malicious Software.” Malware is one of thousand and thousand small rogue programs have become widespread and infectious. Malware is any kind of unwanted software that is installed without your adequate approval. This article will help you with the easy steps to protect your computer from malware.
Examples of the malicious software are viruses, worms, and Trojan horses that are often grouped together and referred to as Malware. The ‘viruses’, malware programs perform various nefarious actions on your computer, such as eavesdropping on your email or tasking your computer to send bulk spam on behalf of criminals.
Malware will operate invisibly, often without displaying itself in your Task Manager. Malware usually refuses to be uninstalled through your control panel, and requires special tools to delete them from your drive. Yes, this is a direct cousin to viruses, but with a broader portfolio of wicked intentions.
What Malware does your computer have?
Malware steals your personal information and address book (identity theft and keystroke-logging). Malware floods your browser with pop-up advertising. Malware spams your inbox with advertising email. Malware slows down your connection. Malware hijacks your browser and redirects you to advertising or a phishing-con web page. Malware uses your computer as a secret server to broadcast pornography files. Malware slows down or crashes your computer quickly.
Steps to protect your computer from malware
We have some free tips on how to protect your computer from malware. Ensure that automatic updates are turned on to get all the latest security updates and fixes.
Keep your firewall turned on. Don’t open any spam email messages. Don’t click links on suspicious websites. Go and Download Microsoft Security Essentials, which are free, or another reputable antivirus and anti-malware program. Always scan your computer with the Microsoft Safety Scanner.
I hope this article will guide you on how to protect your computer from malware.
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