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You’ve heard the term Malware, but what is it?

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The term “malware” can be the combination from the words “malicious” and “software”. When it comes down to it, the term “malware” actually gets its definition from the intent of the creator and not in the function from the software itself. This is because an item of software can not be termed “malicious” unless it’s used for malicious purposes. As we all know, the objective of a tool for example software is dependent upon the creator.

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Types of Computer Viruses and Other Online Threats

The term computer virus represents a computer program which can replicate itself once installed on a computer. Most people will use the term “Virus” for most types of malware found on a computer. Some of these other types of software are called adware and spyware. Typically these are not viruses as they do not replicate themselves.

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