Protecting Your Computer from Malware

Computer viruses, worms, spyware and Trojan horses (aka Trojans) are all types of malicious software or malware.
Computer viruses can damage your computer or install software without your knowledge. Computer viruses are generally transmitted as email attachments or through USB flash drives. A computer virus might corrupt or delete data on your computer, use your e-mail program to spread itself to other computers, or even erase files on your hard drive.
Computer worms are designed to spread from computer to computer across a network usually without any human interaction. Worms exploit vulnerabilities (like weak passwords or software bugs) to gain access to a target computer.


Computer viruses, worms, spyware and Trojan horses (aka Trojans) are all types of malicious software or malware.
Computer viruses can damage your computer or install software without your knowledge. Computer viruses are generally transmitted as email attachments or through USB flash drives. A computer virus might corrupt or delete data on your computer, use your e-mail program to spread itself to other computers, or even erase files on your hard drive.
Computer worms are designed to spread from computer to computer across a network usually without any human interaction. Worms exploit vulnerabilities (like weak passwords or software bugs) to gain access to a target computer.
Spyware and Trojans are malicious software programs installed on computers to collect information about user activity or secretly collect information from computer hard drives. Typically, Trojans often install a “back door

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