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What Is Malware On A Computer?

What is malware

Today we are living in a digitally-connected world where most of our day-to-day activities depend on the internet. Due to that, there is a perpetual fear that private information or our banking details could get stolen, hacked or erased.

Computer malware is the main reason behind the majority of online fraud. The user would have malware such as keylogger on their computer which secretly records the keystrokes made by the user and sends it to the hacker.

Malware On A Computer

To understand computer malware here is a simple explanation, Malware refers to any malicious software that is intended to cause damage or operational disruption to the host computer. There are many different types of computer malware in existence.

Malware refers to any malicious software that is intended to cause damage or operational disruption to the host computer. It may also be used to steal personal or professional information by bypassing access controls in the host computer.

Some of the common forms of malware are worms, viruses, trojans, spyware, adware, and rootkits, etc., which can attack and damage, disable, or disrupt host computers and networks.

Effects of Malware Infections

Be it an average user or an organization; any computer user can be a victim of malware attack. If your computer got infected with malware, it could have a wide range of effects on your computer and its performance.

From bombarding your computer screen with several annoying pop-ups which can't be closed at your will to slowing down your computer and making it inoperable, malware can wreak havoc on your computer.

Businesses are also prone to malware infections. WannaCry ransomware attack which managed to cripple over two lakh computers in over 150 countries shows the scale of damage that malware can inflict on businesses.

The majority of malware come from the internet. Hackers are creating new and powerful variants of malware to take advantage of unwary users. While the internet and smart devices have made our life much easier, it is also the primary entry point of the majority of cyber attacks.

Comodo Advanced Endpoint Protection- The Ultimate Solution That Keeps Malware Threats at Bay

In this day and age, there is a dire need for more advanced and sophisticated security systems to tackle the ever-evolving malware threats.

In an organization, it is difficult for IT departments to manage multiple endpoints (computers, mobile device, tablets, etc.). For such scenarios, you need endpoint protection solution that offers all-around protection.

Comodo Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP) is such a solution that offers complete protection across endpoints. Thanks to the 'Default Deny' platform and lightweight client in Comodo AEP, it can quickly prevent malicious software across endpoints without affecting end-user experience.

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