What is Malware?

Malware, short for malicious software, is any software designed to harm or exploit computer systems. It can take many forms, including viruses, worms, Trojans, ransomware, and spyware.

Malware is often used by hackers and cybercriminals to gain unauthorized access to computer systems, steal sensitive information, or disrupt the normal functioning of a system. It can be transmitted through email attachments, infected websites, or vulnerabilities in software or operating systems.

Malware can have serious consequences, including financial losses, damage to reputation, and the compromise of sensitive data or systems. It is important for individuals and organizations to protect against malware by using antivirus and anti-malware software, keeping the software and operating systems up to date, and being vigilant about suspicious emails or websites.

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