Malware is ( Malware ) are short for Malicious software ” (malicious software) hostile applications created with the clear intent to damage or disable mobile devices, computers and network servers. Malware Targets may include disruption of computer or communication operations, theft of confidential data, access to private networks, or run systems to exploit their natural resources.The exponential growth of e-mail and Internet use in the last decade brought with it a corresponding increase in malware.

 

Malicious software is very angry , and may even be hiding under the guise of genuine software as it were, from a reliable source. Today malware is primarily focused on the sensitive personal, financial or business information, usually for profit. Other goals include identity theft, cyber warfare and espionage or violation of service-oriented companies. Victims can just as easily be a government, business or individual users. Malicious programs to achieve their goals, should work so that they do not turn off is not found and is not removed.

Types of Malware

Any type of software installed without permission can be classified as malicious … whether it’s code, scripts or active content.The most common types of malware:

1.Virus

Distributed through a deliberate user actions, such as downloading files or running programs.

2.Worm

Distributed automatically by copying itself on different computers or networks.

3.Troyan

Clever unwritten script that gives an attacker access to your data.

(eg, backdoors )

4.Spyware

Monitoring user activity for marketing purposes, or view the data.

5.Adware

Serves unwanted ads or redirect traffic to the user’s browser.

6.Dialer or zombies

They work in the background while stealing computing resources.

(for example, a botnet )

 

Microsoft announced in mid-2011, that one out of every 14 downloads from the Internet can now contain malware. The growth of mobile computing and social media in recent years there has been exponential growth in malware. Malicious programs for Android platform has increased by 3325 percent in 2011 alone, according to research conducted by Juniper’s Networks’ .

Some types of malware are found as targeted websites and networks, not individuals. Web malware focuses on vulnerabilities in the browser-based, as opposed to the vulnerabilities of the operating system. Attacks can redirect traffic to a fake site website phishing , use the site as an endpoint in a botnet , or use the website hosting account for spam or for other purposes.StopTheHacker estimated that 6,000 sites victim of malicious attacks every day.

In 2016 much worse than we can imagine. Even as an advanced user I know everything that’s going on these days picked up a rare kind of Adware  virus which even anti-virus can not fight.

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