The term “malware” has acquired a negative connotation in recent years. The use of terms like “virus” and “spyware” when discussing malware tends to create misunderstandings and take away from the potential positive impact that malicious software can have on the business world. Malware is a type of software with the intent to harm or even destroy computer systems by using various methods. Some examples are viruses that can do damage to a computer system, Trojans that steal personal data, worms that affect only particular computer programs, rootkits (also known as trojan horse) which hide malware and spyware in other programs, banking malware that steals credit card information and accesses your bank accounts remotely.
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