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Understanding Malware or Malcode, Trojan, Virus, Spyware, Scareware

Understanding Malware or Malcode, Trojan, Virus, Spyware, Scareware- Any software used to disrupt the computer operation, gathers sensitive information, or gets access without owners knowledge and permission to private computer systems is called Malware. It is the short form for malicious software. It is a general term for a variety of hostile or intrusive, executable code, scripts, active content, and other software. The trojans computer viruses, spyware, worms, horses, scareware, ransomware, adware, and other malicious programs, are categorized ad Malware. Spyware or other malware are sometimes found embedded in programs officially supplied even by legitimate companies. I have tried below to understand these in details-

Understanding Malware or Malcode, Trojan, Virus, Spyware, Scareware
Understanding Malware or Malcode, Trojan, Virus, Spyware, Scareware


What is a Malware or Malcode

Malcode or malware is a broader head and it is short form of Malicious code or Malicious Software. All malwar are Software designed to destroy data, used to steal sensitive information or even to aggravate the user. In general every thing like Trojan, Virus, Worm, Spyware malvertising, crimeware, logic bomb, macro virus, PUP and wares browser comes under this head.

What is a Trojan

A software  used to steal password information and make the system vulnerable to future entry by destroying programs and data on the user’s hard disk that appears legitimate, but performs some illicit activity when it is run. Trojans are similar to  virus, but that it does not replicate themselves. As far it stays in the computer it keep on damaging the computer, allowing somebody from a remote location to take control of the computer.

Trojans mostly sneak in attached to a free game or other utility.

What is a Virus

Virus are Software largely used to infect computers. The dangerous Malcode virus are first is written and then buried within an existing program. Once the program in which they are buried is executed, the virus gets activated and attaches copies of itself to other program in the computer and other computers through a removable storage or the network. A virus may destroy programs and data right away or even on a specified date and time. A virus is a self-contained and auto executing program which automatically keeps on attaching itself to an existing application until it exists.

Clicking infected files attached to an e-mail messages are a common way of infecting a computer. files with extensions EXE, .BAT and .COM must never be clicked unless you are sure about the validity of the source.

What is a Spyware

Spyware is a software which sends information about your browser settings and surfing habits to its source Web site. Often it is installed very quickly in a computer with a free download from the Web, spyware remains active in the back ground and transmits information while you surf the internet. A spyware is known by various name like thiefware, parasite software, junkware or scumware. Some times spyware is installed by just visiting a Web site. Some times Spyware May Even installing Identifying Itself in the ever ignored to read license agreement may actually contain the information that you are installing a spyware even explanation about what it does.

What is a Scareware

A scareware is a fake or rogue antivirus, and a dishonest attempt to cause a user to purchase antivirus, registry cleaner or some other software to repair computer problems or fix performance. The user receives a warning message from a Web site  claiming that the user's computer is currently contaminated or not running properly. A scareware may entice the user to install an antivirus which is phony and will implants real virus or some other malware.

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