Malware

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What is malware?

Malware (malicious software) is a program or a software or a file that is malicious to any computer and designed to damage or disrupt the system. It includes computer viruses, Trojan horses, Ransomware, Adware, worms, Spyware , Browser Hijacker, PUPs etc. that works to collect the information or user’s computer without user’s consent.

Types of Malware:

Adware

Browser Hijacker

Potentially Unwanted Program 

Ransomware

Spyware

Trojan

Infiltration

Illegitimate and malicious websites: The most eminent way of spreading the malware is malicious website, these sites are filled with infected pornographic content but sometimes, it also gets spread by visiting a game or mp3 songs download. Attackers usually injects the malicious content in the downloads and other contents.

E-mail: Some of the e-mails contains links to websites that exploit security hole’s in your web browser. As you click on that link or spam e-mail the internet explore sends you to that malicious web site that has stealthy malware and can run every time you start the window.

Malvertising: Malvertising (malicious advertising), malware is also spread via advertisements and links, these advertisements can disguise themselves as updates needed for software, some kind of information about price reductions etc. as the client clicks on that link or ads malware gets injected to that system and create unusual activities

USB devices: the infection can be spread by removable media like CD or DVD, pen drives etc. when these removable media are inserted, looks for autorun.inf and automatically executes the malevolent file to execute the task silently in the computer.

Symptoms

PC performance issues:  If you are facing trouble of frequently computer crashes or slowing down of PC. Then your PC must have a malware because it activates in the background and attenuate hard drive resources.

Unsolved behavior: If things are happening that you don’t initiate then you might be infected with the malware. Generation of enigmatic toolbars undeletable, unexplainable change in home page settings and suspicious result of search.

Pop-ups and spam: pop ups have the ability to activate the spyware to hijack the web browser and it can capture the information of your computer.

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Countermeasure

If you find that your PC is malware affected, then you can rid from it by automatic removal option. Install a good anti-malware software that must be updated version that can eliminate the malevolent components.

List of malware removal tools

  • Malwarebytes
  • BitDefender Internet Security
  • Panda free antivirus
  • Spybot search & destroy
  • Microsoft security essentials
  • Kaspersky internet security
  • ESET smart security