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Type of software

Made to infect other peoples computer

Doesn't need a person's permission in order to activate itself

Usually designed to cause your computer to run slow

Some can re-install itself even after you think you have completely removed it

It can multiply

Much more easier to get it then to get rid of it

Just like a virus, in the sense that it infects your computer, but malware doesn't need you to "open it", it automatically does it.

How To Prevent Malware

Make your computer notify you every time, a program is trying to be downloaded onto your computer

Have a anti-virus program installed onto your computer

Have it updated regulary.

Install a pop-up blocker

This can prevent malware from being downloaded

Don't download programs or software from unknown sites, chances are they contain malware

Be careful when you are sharing your files with others

If the orginal computer contained malware, and you shared something with another user, that computer can get infected too.

Why ? Malware muliplies, it can implant itself on a disk or file

Read the fine print on what you are downloading

Most of the time people don't read the fine print on what they download

Sometimes you are allowing the program to install malware onto your computer

How People Get Malware

Usually comes in a bundle with other programs

Such as Kaazaa, Imesh etc

Some pretend to be applications that you need to download first in order to view the website

Some can install themselves through holes on the Internet, When you enter the infected site, you get infected too

Internet Security

Includes personal information

Always keep it to yourself

Don't share it with anyone

Involves the protection of a computer and it's information to unknown users

Basic Security: Choosing a strong password, changing file permissions, and having a backup or a computer's data

When have accounts such as e-mail, or online banking, or ebay accounts for example, make sure to choose a strong password

Virus + Worm

They are both made to infect your computer

Easier to receive then to get rid of

Virus needs someone to "open" it or activate it

Worm automatically opens itself


Nowadays, countries such as China and Russia are recruiting young hackers

A trojan horse can be sold for $400-$1000