Types Of Malware And How Each Malware Impact Your Computer
Malware normally associates with cybersecurity but what really is malware and what does it do to your computer? Below is all the information you need to know about malware and how different malware affects your computer.
What is Malware?
Malware is also known as malicious software which corrupts your computer’s programs performance. There are various types of malware which affect your computer’s programs performance in different ways. The different malware which can affect your computer includes adware, ransomware, spyware as well as bugs.
Signs to indicate your computer may be corrupted by malware:
- Slow performance
- Issues connecting to a network
- Emails being sent from your account without your knowledge
- Programs running or shutting down on their own
- Pop-up ads
If you have found that you are experiencing any of the above with your computer or laptop, don’t panic with the help of professionals such as PcKey Callout the malware can be removed and your computer’s performance will be back to itself again.
Some information on the different types of Malware
Below is some information on the various types of malware and how it affects your laptop or computer once entered.
Ransomware- This is a malware which stops you from entering your laptop or computer without paying a sum of money.
Bug- These create problems in programs source code which impacts the use of the program and in severe cases may cause system crashing.
Adware- This is also known as advertising-supported software which displays pop-ups.
Spyware- With spyware hackers are able to watch what you are doing on your computer without your knowledge.
Virus- A computer virus connects itself to your files and then slowly with time spread to all your other files. This will then cause your files to get corrupted or deleted.
Worms- This can infect a network of devices through network interfaces.
Trojan Horse- This is a software which displays itself as a normal file or program so it can trick the user into downloading it.
Rootkit- A rootkit accesses your computer or laptop. They can then modify software and steal information.
All these different malware which enter your computer and can deter your productivity as well as corrupt online security. It is always best to use caution when downloading new files and programs. You should also protect your device with the Anti-Virus program, malware detection software as well as other security programs.
If you do think your computer or laptop has a malicious malware contact PcKey Callout. Our team have years of experience detecting malware as well as other computer issues.