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Types of virus and malware attack and how to protect your PC
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Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:43 am
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A Virus is malicious Software (Malware) that can infect a computer system by modifying and deleting data files, boot sector of a hard disk or causes a software program to work in an unexpected manner. First of all we need to know about the malware. In Simple words, malware is defined by its malicious intent, acting against the requirement of the computer user. A Computer Virus is also called a worm. It is an unwanted malicious program designed to cause damage to computers on a large scale. Computer virus looks like a normal email attachment i.e. funny image, and text files. When someone clicks on it and the virus spreads. Computer viruses also come in the form of audio, video, message and even anti-virus program.
There can be various types of Viruses:-
• Boot Sector Virus:
The most dangerous Virus is Boot Sector Virus. Boot sector virus mostly infects the master boot record. As we know that all computer files can be rebooted from the master boot. And when master boot is infected so that means that the whole computer is infected from virus and this is not easy to remove. We need to format the whole computer.
• Direct Action Virus:
These types of viruses work by attaching themselves to a particular type of file. The file can be an EXE or Com file. When someone executes the file the virus looking for similar files in the directory for starts spreading.
• Resident Virus:
Resident virus is the primary type of the file infectors. In these types of viruses, the original source of the infection has been eradicated. We can split resident viruses into two types:
1) Fast Infectors 2) Slow Infectors.

Multipartite Virus:
A virus of this type may spread in multiple ways, and it may take different actions on an infected computer, depending on variables, such as in the operating system installed or in the existence of certain files.
Malware attacks:
Malware is a short form of malicious software. It can easily be described as unwanted software that is installed on your system without your consent. Viruses, worms, and Trojan horses are examples of malicious software program that are grouped together and referred to as malware.
There are different types of malware Attacks (Maladvertising, SEO Poisoning, Typo squatting and Social Engineering) that can be distributed through code on a website. You have been exposed to an attack a download that is activated through an exploit kit. Then the download can infect a user’s computer to corrupt it, or steal information.
You need to understand how to protect PC rom hackers using WEBROOT Anti-virus. There can be various ways to protect and remove malware from our computers. The more layers of Securities for your computer to protect it from hackers.
Here are simple steps to protect your computer,
 You need to install a firewall in order to protect your computer.
 Install WEBROOT Antivirus Software.
 Install WEBROOT Anti-Spyware Software.
 Use Complex and Secure Passwords.
 Check on the Security Settings of the Browser.

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