Spyware is malicious computer program that does exactly what its name implies-i.e., spies on you. After downloading itself onto your computer either through an email you opened, website you visited or a program you downloaded, spyware scans your hard drive for personal information and your internet browsing habits. Some spyware programs contain keyloggers that will record personal data you enter in to websites, such as your login usernames and passwords, email addresses, browsing history, online buying habits, your computer's hardware and software configurations, your name, age and sex, as well as sensitive banking and credit information. Some spyware can interfere with your computer's system settings, which can result in a slower internet connection.
Is a sort of software that, once its installed on your computer, tracks your internet browsing habits and sends you popups containing advertisements related to the sites and topics you visit. While this software may sound innocent, and even helpful, it consumes and slows down your PC’s processor and internet connection speeds. Additionally, some adware has keyloggers and spyware built into the program as well, leading to greater damage to your computer and possible invasion of your private data.
It actually stands for malicious software. Malware is a term that encompasses computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, adware, and others. Malware is designed to interfere with regular computer operation, usually giving attackers a chance to gain access to your computer and collect highly sensitive and sometimes personal information.
This is a type of virus that spreads through your computer by creating duplicates of itself on other drives, systems and networks. One feature that makes worms so dangerous is that they can send copies of themselves to other computers across a network through email, an infected webpage, and instant messages. This type of virus can be the most damaging of the group.
Trojan horses are programs that either pretend to have, or described as having a set of useful or desirable features but actually contains malicious and damaging code. Generally, you receive Trojan horses though emails, infected website and pages, instant message, or downloading services like games, movies, and apps. True Trojan horses are not technically viruses, since they do not replicate. However, many viruses and worms use Trojan horse tactics to initially infiltrate a system. Although Trojans are not technically viruses, they can be just as destructive though.
As you can see, they are all dangerous in their own way. Its incredibly important to have the right virus protections. With so many choices for virus protection, which ones are best for you?
We recommend several different security softwares and its all dependant on our clients needs and severity of information they send and receive. Many industries have particular standards and regulations that require higher levels of security software. We help choose the right protection to prevent damaging intrusions.