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What is a Virus?


                                    A virus is a program or code that causes harm or inconvenience to a

 

                                        computer. Viruses are usually made to look like games or other desireables.


What is a Worm?


                                                  Worms are viruses that multiply themselves. They often send

 

themselves to other computers through emails to cause even more

 

                          What is a Trojan Horse                           


                                        A Trojan horse does not multiply to create more copies of itself.

 

                                                        They sit in wait until they are ready to strike depending upon what

 

                                                    their programming tells them to do.

 

 


SPYWARE.

Spyware
Any software that covertly gathers user information through the user's Internet connection without his or her knowledge, usually for advertising purposes. Spyware applications are typically bundled as a hidden component of freeware or shareware programs that can be downloaded from the Internet. Once installed, the spyware monitors user activity on the Internet and transmits that information in the background to someone else. Spyware can also gather information about e-mail addresses and even passwords and credit card numbers. Also called adware

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