Malware is a term that refers to any software that is designed to harm, disrupt, or steal data from a computer or device. Malware can infect your device through various methods, such as downloading files, clicking links, or visiting websites that contain malicious code . Some of the common types of malware are:


These are programs that attach themselves to other files or programs and replicate themselves to spread to other devices. Viruses can damage or delete files, corrupt data, or take over system resources.


These are programs that disguise themselves as legitimate or useful software, but contain hidden malicious code that can perform harmful actions. Trojans can create backdoors for hackers to access your device, steal your information, or install other malware.


These are programs that display unwanted or intrusive advertisements on your device, usually in the form of pop-ups, banners, or redirects. Adware can slow down your device, consume bandwidth, or compromise your privacy.

To protect yourself from malware, you should use a reliable antivirus software and keep it updated regularly. You should also avoid opening suspicious attachments or links, and only download software from trusted sources . You should also scan your device regularly for any signs of malware infection and remove any suspicious programs.

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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.