What is Malware? Are There Different Types?

If you’ve watched the news in the past 12 months you may have heard stories about how hackers have used phishing emails and malware to gain access to computer servers.

Ultimately, the concept of malware is a lot less complex than you may think. Malware (aka, malicious software) is something that’s written with the intent of harming people, data and/or their devices.

It comes in many shapes and sizes: malware can refer to computer viruses, spyware and Trojans.

So what exactly does malware do?

Removing malware can be tricky

Since each type of malware behaves a little bit differently from the next, each one will require a different removal method. Yet the best protection from malware is to make sure you don’t get infected to begin with.

This means not opening suspicious emails (like the one from your bank that says you need to click on a link RIGHT AWAY to reset your password) and avoiding suspicious websites. You should also make sure you have working antivirus software installed on your PC.

If you think you have a malware problem, call Rocky Mountain Computer Specialists today

At Rocky Mountain Computer Specialists our team of highly-trained computer geeks has been helping clients in and around Denver with all of their computer needs for more than 25 years.

If you suspect your computer or network may have been affected by malware, call us right away. We can help evaluate your system, determine which types of malware you’ve been infected with and we will then work to help you remove it.

We can even help you install antivirus software if needed.

For more information on our company and/or the types of services we offer, call us today at 303-371-7214 to get started.


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