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What is Malware

Malware is a software that causes harm to individual computers or an organization network.  it is a written program with the intention of causing harm to Computers, Phones, and other portable devices. Software developers are responsible for the creation of malware with the intention of gaining access to locked away documents.

Are all Malware Dangerous

Yes! All Malware are considered dangerous because they invade your private documents, access your files and then make public to whoever it wishes (hackers). Which means your files can be accessed by anyone by anyone in need for it. Malware is targeted to access information like email addresses, banking information, PC passwords, Social Security Numbers, business records, building documents and so on.

How are they Detected and How do you recognize you are infected by malware?

  • You keep getting annoying and unnecessary ads open on your screen
  • You started having these Messages
  • You’re running out of disk space on Windows C: knowing fully well you still have a lot of space on your device
  • You see unexpected error messages popping up on your screen
  • You discover that there are, unfamiliar icons on your desktop that are not installed
  • You installed antivirus and you keep getting the message that “Protection is off, turn it on”
  • You notice that any time you turn on your PC internet traffic increases every single moment. They are even first connected to the internet before you do your work
  • You notice that your device performs very slow and always give a pop out message <Flash not working> browser error.
  • You insert an external USB drive and when is opened discovered that all your files have been turned to shortcuts.

There is a lot of suspicious act used to detect the presence of malware.

Does Antivirus Remove Malware?

Antivirus is a designed software for preventing a computer from being infected by virus and malware and also can remove a computer virus or malware where possible. However, there is software designed primarily for malware removal; main malware remover requires a suitable way of finding and removing malware on your computing device if the product (antivirus) installed is unable to do that.

Recommended Antivirus

  • Bit Defender
  • Kaspersky
  • Avast antivirus
  • Trend Micro Antivirus+ Security.
  • AVG Antivirus Free.
  • Avira Antivirus
  • Smadav Antivirus
  • Norton Antivirus Basic

 Malware Removal tools

  • Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware
  • HijackThis
  • Spybot Search & Destroy
  • ComboFix

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