What are the differences between Adware Virus, Worms, Spyware, Trojan, Rootkits, Backdoors, Logic bomb, Botnets

Security breaches is a big problem that concerns every company. Many businesses are still unprepared or not protected at all from a variety of security  threat. There are many causes and many type  of security threat. These threats are referred to as malicious software program also known as “Malware”.  Some of them are not even known by the average computer users. Below are the most known malware that can harm our computers, each one will be define along with their characteristics. Adware: They are designed to display advertisements on your computer, redirect your search request to advertising websites and collect marketing-type data about you- in instance- the types of websites that you visit-so that customized adverts can be displayed. There is no signs of the program in your computer’s system making its presence unknown and challenging to detect. Visiting an infected website can result in unauthorized installation of adware on your computer. Virus: Is design to spread from host to host. It has the ability to replicate itself. A computer virus is a type of malicious program written to alter the way a computer operates. It is also designed to spread from one computer to another. A virus operates by inserting itself to a legitimate program in order to execute its code. Worms: A computer worm is a self-b replicating computer program that penetrates an operating system with the intend of spreading malicious codes.  Worms utilizes networks to send copies of the original code to others computers. Worms cause harm by consuming bandwidth or sometimes deleting files or sending document via e-mail. Worms can also install backdoor on computers. Worms are often...

Free Antivirus To Protect Home Computers

Taking the precautionary steps to prevent any sort of malicious content plaguing your computer is absolutely critical.  From personal experience, working on family computers that is, this seems to be overlooked quite often.  In all honesty, if you’re computer literate that is, not having an antivirus installed isn’t the end of the world.  When I built my computer in 2012, I went without any sort of antivirus program for almost 2 years.  Everything went without a hitch until one day I was attacked at a personal level.  To this day, I’m not entirely sure how they gained access to my computer. I looked pretty in depth to find answers, but hit brick walls every turn of the way.  The non-official consensus is some sort of phishing attack.  Staying up late at night, sleep deprived, I most likely clicked on a link that was just one character off from the real website URL, and BAM, my information is scattered for all to see.  After extensive cleaning, I started looking into free antivirus software, and narrowed it down to three reputable options.   Microsoft Security Essentials MS Security Essentials was the first piece of software my friends directed me to.  It’s completely free of charge, and very dependable.  Considering it has been developed by the creators of the OS I was using, it seemed like a good bet.  The interface is relatively streamlined and easy to understand quickly.  It looks for the most basic of threats, and actually detected several registry issues when I first installed it.  I still have it on my computer after several years, and I don’t plan...