Malware is a definition for malicious software. Basically, it is any kind of a program or a script that have intentions to access your computer in unauthorised way and collect your personal information, gain control over your system, display advertising or redirect you to websites with questionable reputation. There is a thin line between malware and legitimate software and that line is called PUP (potentially unwanted program). While it's clear what is legitimate software and what is malware, definition of PUP can be confusing.


In regard to distribution methods, malware can be of 4 kinds - installed by hackers or other malware (other malware), installed due to various vulnerabilities (worms), attached to legitimate programs (viruses) or installed by user himself while pretending to be something else (trojans).


Even though all malware is aiming to make money one way or another, strategies to reach the goal can vary a lot. Adware, such as popups or hijackers aim to make money by displaying advertisements. Spyware is either selling or using your private information - it's common for banking trojans and keyloggers. Probably the most threatening type of malware - scareware is trying to make money by forcing users to pay directly. For instance, ransomware hijack files and demands a ransom to be paid in order to unlock them or rogue antivirus which tricks users to pay for services that are not actually legitimate.

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July 21, 2017 06:53
0 is a homepage on your web browser but you can’t recall setting it yourself? That means your computer is infected with this virus, which is listed as browser hijacker.… virus

July 21, 2017 04:43
0 website is hosted in Japan, and it has been founded in November of 2010. The last update it received was initiated a while ago, on May of 2015. After… virus

July 21, 2017 00:56
0 virus is a product by Bontio Media, and one of its recent designs was discussed in an article, going by the title of Such websites direct people to…


Explorer Ransomware virus

July 20, 2017 06:48

Karsten Hahn, a famous cyber security researcher, published an issue about Explorer ransomware. It is already known that once installed this ransomware locks various files stored on the system by…


Ads by Shopperify

July 20, 2017 04:49

Shopperify is an online shopping assistant, allegedly contributing a chance for users to be quickly-informed about the hottest new sales, deals and coupons. Program is rather new as it is… virus

July 20, 2017 02:37
0 virus is described as useful and free tool that will allow you to zip and unzip files online, right on your web browser. This opportunity sure sounds tempting, yet… pop-up

July 20, 2017 01:38
0 website is a distributor of two scheming Google Chrome extensions: MoviesNet Search and MusicNet Start. These extension are also available in Chrome Web store, but we warn surfers to…


Keep Calm Ransomware

July 19, 2017 07:53

Keep Calm is a brand new ransomware infection that can attack your system and cause severe damage. Ransomware is a kind of a virus that locks files stored on computer…


OopsLocker virus

July 19, 2017 05:55

OopsLocker ransomware virus is an infection from an unknown hacker that named the payload rather clearly: ransom.exe. An .oops extension had already been spotted in the wild on January, when… virus

July 19, 2017 03:34
0 can occupy your web browsers and cause some real headache, because this so-called “useful tool” is a genuine browser hijacker, one of the most common type of malware. If… virus

July 19, 2017 02:37
0 website was first created on May of 2016 and has received its last update on February of 2017. Its general purpose was to execute search queries and help people…


Naampa ransomware virus

July 19, 2017 01:09

Naampa ransomware virus is a variation of Unlock92 and they both feature ransom notes that are written in the Russian language. To launch the process of file encryption, ransomware has…

July 18, 2017 07:22
0 is the very first thing that you see when you open a web browser but you can’t recall setting it as a homepage on a web browser? That could…


Mr403Forbidden ransomware virus

July 18, 2017 06:52

Mr403Forbidden ransomware virus is a file-coder that encodes digital data by applying one of the cryptography techniques. The full name of the infection is EcryptRansombyMr403Forbidden and after analyzing one of…

July 18, 2017 04:33
0 – brand new browser extension, officially listed as browser hijacker. Why this tool is categorised as a malware? First of all, it makes changes on web browsers without even…