What Is Malware Actually Means? Tom Schmitz July 18, 2014 Computers Malware is a combination of malicious and software. This kind of software is particularly designed to gain access to your personal computer without yours approval to track usage, get personal information or in more serious cases, cause damage to your personal computer. In common, what is malware? It is a term that can explain a number of malicious software programs. Unfair profit: it includes adware and spyware that are secretly installed on the user’s personal computer to gather and track the information about the user. These tracking cookies are generally mistakenly downloaded by the user through packing with the shareware or any other downloadable software. Spyware can gather various types of personal information like internet browsing habits, but it can also change the user control of the computer by simply installing additional software to redirect the web pages an alter computer settings. This profit malware is the best way for software companies to produce revenue in ways other than selling its product to the users. Issues of the privacy disquiets for the users when important data such as the internet browsing habits is gathered and regularly sent to any remote location. Various users object to this kind of tracking and selected to actively remove the spyware form their computer. Infectious: it includes various worms, viruses that spread from one computer to another computer. Viruses are commonly spread through email and other user initiated interference, while viruses spread automatically through the computer networks and connections. This form of malware is specially designed to take over your computer and can be used to send the spam. Back door: it is often referred to as a Trojan horse since it enters your computer disguised as a valuable program. A backdoor way bypasses the typical computer authentication procedures, letting the attacker access to your computer system.