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About Malware
Malware is the industry term used to generally describe malicious software, i.e., software that is designed to compromise the confidentially, integrity or availability of computer systems.
The term "Malware" is broader than the better known expression "Virus" as it also encompasses Worms, Trojan Horses, Rootkits, Spyware, Adware, Crimeware, Robot (botnet) Clients, etc. A detailed discussion of these specific terms is beyond the scope of this document. For more information refer to Wikipedia's malware page.
It is assumed that malware is unwanted software that installs without the computer user's knowledge or consent and results in activities such as:
  • Degraded computer operations;
  • Intrusive pop-up windows that may or may not solicit payment for goods and services;
  • Spam email promoting unwanted products, services or activities deemed distasteful or even illegal;
  • Theft of personal, financial or corporate information; or
  • Installation of remote control software that allows hackers to control and monitor computer activities
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