Friday, August 14, 2020

Bad Software

The term malware was coined in the 1990s, but with the proliferation within the last decade of some really nasty stuff, it has become a household word.

 

Malware is defined as any type of software designed to damage or disable computer systems.  It can also be used to hijack your computer without your knowledge.  Some of them have more specific names, to go with specific purposes.

Virus

Trojan

Worm

Ransomware