Malware is the widely known name for a variety of malicious software variants like spyware, ransomware and virus. It is a well-written code developed explicitly by hackers to gain authorized access to a network to either cause damages or steal data and systems.
Malware attack four parts of your computer; they are:
- Executable program files
- The file-directory system, knowing each folder of your computer files.
- The bootable system section
- Data files.
Every cyberattacker has a goal which serves as a focus when developed.
Also, there is another variant of Malware; we encounter, its the “worm”. Worms exploit every security weakness in operating systems’ configurations.
Malware disseminates in several ways, and some are ;
- Downloading files/pictures from the internet to computers’ web browsers.
- Opening e-mail attachments without scanning software.
- Receiving files through online services, social media, local area networks and surprisingly, software from a retail store.
How to manage/control Malware
To effectively reduce the risk of Malware infiltrating to your machine, homes, organizations,
- Is having a firm rule to avoid the above-mentioned
- Install anti-malware software.
- Allow no media (flash drives) to be used without been laboriously scanned on a stand-alone machine specifically for that purpose and not connected to a network.