Why You Need To Kill Malware
You’ve probably heard of the term malware if you regularly spend time on the internet. But do you know exactly what it is, where it comes from, and what it can do to your computer or computer network? Malware, also known as spyware, adware or viruses is basically an extremely malicious software designed to invade your computer or network and cause major (and sometimes irreparable) damage. Malware can change critical computer settings, delete important software, cause drastic computer errors and even monitor your browser habits. This software is a gateway to opening your computer or network to attacks of all kinds while harming its security and affecting its performance.
Malware software is utilized by hackers who use deceptive and unethical tactics to install it on your computer without your knowledge or consent. These methods usually come in the form of unrequested downloads, where you mistakenly run the software on your computer and unknowingly install it, starting the process of computer degradation.
Where does malware come from?
A computer can be at risk simply by visiting an infected website or fake homepage, downloading infected software, or installing untrusted software. Being redirected to another website is another symptom.
What can be done about it? Most antivirus programs can clean and delete malware, but it’s always recommended to purchase and run an anti-malware program or cleaner periodically to ensure that your computer is cleaner and most importantly, safe.