Malware

Malware -- Its name comes from the words "malicious" and "software" and it represents virtually any digital threat. The premise that reunites all of the infections that fit in this category is that all of them cause a certain damage to the computer they've copied themselves to. Malware is the word used to define almost all of viruses available nowadays.


As a computer user, you're bound to come across terms such as "viruses," "adware," "trojans," and "spyware" – among many others. The internet is full of warnings about the latest Trojan horse barging its way onto user's PCs and bringing all of its malware buddies or that nasty virus causing tons of damage. Beyond knowing that the computer threats running amok can be anything from extremely irritating to downright devastating, do you know the difference between them?





MALWARE INFECTIONS BY TYPE IN Q1 2013