There are several types of malware, including viruses, worms, Trojans, ransomware, spyware, and adware.

Viruses are programs that replicate and attach themselves to files or software, causing damage to the system.

Worms are similar to viruses but can spread independently through networks and devices, often causing network congestion and slowing down systems.

Trojans are disguised as legitimate software but contain malicious code that can give unauthorized access to hackers or steal sensitive information.

Ransomware encrypts files on a system and demands a ransom to release them.

Spyware secretly collects information about a user’s activities without their knowledge, often for advertising purposes.

Adware displays unwanted advertisements on a user’s device, often as a result of downloading free software.

It’s important to protect your devices with antivirus software and regularly update them to defend against these types of malware.


Elaria Changed status to publish September 14, 2023