Malware - Defined, Discussed, and Dissected
Malware is quite a large term, encompassing most internet threats such as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, adware, and spyware
Before delving deeper into the topic of malware, you should be aware that malware differs from there types of online internet threats as it is actually an abbreviation for "malicious software". In the United States, some legal codes define malware as a "computer contaminant", or something which infects your desktop or browsing device. By understanding malware is software, which means it must be downloaded or actively added to your computer, browser, or downloaded from a USB stick, you can take the first step to personal, vigilant protection.
Is there any prevention for malware? Of course there is.
In order to protect yourself from these dangerous, hidden threats, you must be aware of when and how they infect your system. So, take precaution when opening strange emails, spam, sketchy websites, downloads, etc. this is the first step to protection. The second step is to have an anti-virus, secure-email product, or for adware in specifics, an ad blocker. Luckily, we provide two of these products, so why not give our Secure Email or ZenMate Web FireWall a try if your heart so desires. If not, no worries, and please, continue to research. Knowledge is power, so empower yourself and keep your identity yours while exploring the internet.