What Is Malware?

When you see the term "malware" with regard to computers, what do you understand it to mean? In this blog and in general usage, the term refers to "malevolent software" - a kind of computer software or app that causes mischief, or disruption or theft of data or personal information. Malware is the catch-all term, referring to viruses of various kinds, spyware and so on. It does not refer to software containing inadvertent "bugs" (programming errors) that may also produce some of the above conditions like unexpected behavior or data loss. Malware is designed with a malicious purpose in mind, and these days often for financial gain.


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