Home/Apple Mac support/Malware: Viruses, Spyware, Adware, Trojan horse and Worm

Malware: Viruses, Spyware, Adware, Trojan horse and Worm

What is malware?

Malware is software designed to take control and damage your computer.

Malware is short for “malicious software”. Malware is any kind of unwanted software that is installed without your consent. This includes viruses, spyware, worms, and trojan horses are examples of malicious software. Malware works to remain unnoticed, either by actively hiding or by simply not making its presence on a system known to the computer user.

Malware is referred to these types of Internet nasties:

  • Adware

    Software that automatically plays, displays, or downloads advertisements on a computer.

  • Spyware

    Software that collects small pieces of information about the computer user without their knowledge.

  • Trojan horse

    A destructive software that pretends to be a useful application. The software appears to do something useful, but instead steals information or harms your computer.

  • Virus

    A piece of computer software that can infect your computer and files.

  • Worm

    A harmful software that can automatically spread itself on to other computers.

To protect your computer against a wide variety of security threats, talk to computer repair Leeds.

Written by

Any Computer, Any Problem, Fixed with Our – No Fix-No Fee Pricing. We offer Computer Support, Laptop Repair, Apple Mac repair, Mac Support, Virus Removal, desktop computer repair and computer upgrades in Leeds.