Malware Types And How Each One Of Them Reacts To Your Computer

Malware Types

image description

Malware, otherwise recognized as malicious software, if detected, targets the performance of one’s computer and also compromises online security. However, the method of destruction may vary across its many types which will be stated and explained later on.

Signs Of System Being Infected With Malware Software:

How can one possibly detect the presence of such a hostile entity in the programming world? Well, like the human body, your computer also has the ability to exhibit symptoms of being infected with a disease like malware software.

If you’re experiencing the problems listed below, then it’s probably time you took your system and paid the specialists a little visit.

  • Network connectivity issues
  • Slowed activity
  • Pop-up ads
  • Documents or emails shared without one’s acknowledgement
  • Running and Shutting down of programs without being commanded to do so
  • Hanging and Crashing programs


Forms Of Malware:

As mentioned earlier, every type of this software impacts the system in a unique manner. The following are the types:

  • Trojan Horses: This kind is misleading and makes the users think of it as a harmless program or file that needs downloading in order to be accessed. It’s similar to the idea of how the Greeks invaded the land of Troy in a deceivingly friendly manner by hiding inside the wooden horse.
  • Bugs: They are the reason behind programs crashing as they infect its source code and impact its usage.
  • Worms: It can affect a network of devices via the network interface.
  • Virus: Its malignant nature gradually spreads throughout the files which may result in them being corrupt or deleted altogether.
  • Ransomware: This type requires the user to pay up if they want to continue using their systems. Recently, ransom flare ups like WannaCry, Bad Rabbit, and NotPetya have hit PC’s hard.
  • Adware: It aids in displaying pop-up advertisements and is also recognized as advertising-supported software.
  • Rootkit: This software facilitates hackers and allows full control over one’s laptop or computer. It makes it easier for hackers to access and sneak out files. Also they can manipulate its contents.
  • Spyware: Through this the hacker is able to track the user’s activity without him knowing.


Precautionary Measures:

You might be able to prevent this problem in the first place if you start downloading content more cautiously from the internet. Also, protective software like antivirus and malware detection can help in reducing the potential threat.  Assistance may be provided by the local Computer Troubleshooters office in case of the malicious software being detected.

If you want peace of mind, give us a call at or click here to make an appointment for a completely FREE Security Network Assessment.