Anti-Spyware Program : Anti-spyware program is a type of program designed to prevent and detect unwanted spyware program installations and to remove those programs if installed.
Examples of Anti-spyware program:
Anti-Spam Program : Anti-spam software tries to identify useless or dangerous messages for you.
• Phishing (pronounced like the word 'fishing') is a message that tries to trick you into providing information like your social security number or bank account information or logon and password for a web site.
• The message may claim that if you do not click on the link in the message and log onto a financial web site that your account will be blocked, or some other disaster.
Types of Malware :
Short for malicious software.
Examples of computer viruses are:
Damages of Malware
Data Loss : Many viruses and Troj will attempt to delete files or wipe hard drives when activated, but even if you catch the infection early, you may have to delete infected files.
Account Theft : Many types of malware include keylogger functions, designed to steal accounts and passwords from their targets. This can give the malware author access to any of the user's online accounts, including email servers from which the hacker can launch new attacks.
Botnets : Many types of malware also subvert control over the user's computer, turning it into a "bot" or "zombie." Hackers build networks of these commandeered computers, using their combined processing power for tasks like cracking password files or sending out bulk emails.
Financial Losses : If a hacker gains access to a credit card or bank account via a keylogger, he can then use that information to run up charges or drain the account. Given the popularity of online banking and bill payment services, a hacker who manages to secrete a keylogger on a user's system for a full month may gain access to the user's entire financial portfolio, allowing him to do as much damage as possible in a single attack.
Antivirus Program :
Examples of Antivirus Program :
Example of Trojan Horses :
Zombie : Zombie programs take control of your computer and use it and its Internet connection to attack other computers or networks or to perform other criminal activities.
Anti-Malware Program : Anti-Malware program is used to prevent, detect, and remove computer viruses, worms, trojan horses and any other type of malware.
Examples of Anti-Malware program:
Malware is a program that must be triggered or somehow executed before it can infect your computer system and spread to others.
Here are some examples on how malware is distributed:
Usage of Malware :