6 Types of Malware You Should Be Aware of 2018

Malware programs are one of the worst programs found on the internet and are most common. They are many varieties of malware which makes it hard to specify a few. all hackers have their own way of inserting malware into your computer which means there are many created every months. The 6 most common types of malware are:

Ransomware
Once entered into your computer, this type of malware can be the most dangerous as well as one of the hardest to remove. Ransomware works by first locking down your computer and then forcing a payment to unlock it, disguising it as a security programs.

But don’t be fooled and think its over once you pay because they keep asking for more. The most effective way to battle it is not to get it first but then you should turn your computer into safe mode and delete it or reinstall the whole operating system. Don’t fall into the pressure and give in.

Rootkits
They are the worst to remove and hide themselves by acting as flies within the operating system and this makes it undetectable through scanners. However some technicians might be able to detect but they would still recommend to wipe the whole hard drive and start as a new computer.

Spyware
Personal data is important and very valuable and most hackers know this. The main goal for hackers are to remain undetected during their hacking of information of the user causing identity theft as an end result. The best of detecting is to do a manual check of all your files or have many scans to find and delete it.

Mobile Malware
This is one of the largest threats to security professionals due to the limitations of the operating system and the difficulties accessing the deeper functions of the smartphone. Mobile malware is tricky to remove. To help people should use their internet on their mobile and they should install mobile security apps on their smartphone.

Adware
This type of malware focuses on selling you things you really did not want. They mostly come with other types of malware so they are able to maximise the effect. The sooner it is deleted, there is less risk of another type of malware to attack and cause more problems from your desktop or internet browser.

Bots
They are programs used for criminal activity and once entered into your computer will try to hack accounts. This is the reason you have to type in verification words and this allows hackers to relax and let someone else to the work. While most people cannot directly defeat them, they should avoid making important accounts on website which don’t have a defence against them.

Defenses to Use
There are many tools and strategies you can use in order to improve your knowledge of defence against threats and more:

  • You need a security system on your computer. Don’t use a free program as it will not be that effective as the licensed ones. You also need to update it whenever you can as hackers and creators take advantage of the time between updating and release.
  • If you really want to go out there, you will need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). It is the best purpose to keep you safe on public networks. Hackers can steal your information on public networks and use it to perform identity theft and spread malware, so you need the encryption that the VPN gives to remain safe.
  • Only use websites you are 100% sure of and don’t download anything that looks suspicious.

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