What are you doing to protect your computer or your organization’s network? In today’s world of more and more digital threats, it isn’t enough to just have virus protection software on your computers. Instead, everyone has to be aware of the potential dangers and their role in stopping them. Having the best type of software and blocking tools is definitely essential, but having a trained staff who knows exactly what to look for and what to avoid is even more important. Read on for some of the most common malware forms that could breach your home or organization’s network.
A basic computer virus may be the most popular but also the most vague of the malware crowd. Viruses could come from various sources and cover all kinds of subcategories. Usually, viruses have to be downloaded and are an executable file or a file with an .exe extension. Having antivirus programs downloaded on your computer could greatly reduce these risks, but you should always be careful when you are downloading items from unknown sources off the internet.
Web Browser Threats
Did you know that something as easy as which type of browser you use can help keep you safe from possible online threats? A lot of web browsers have built-in authentication and other unsecured website precautions. These usually allow your web browser to alert you before you enter a website that may have threatening or dangerous materials.
Ransomware or Phishing Links
Whether you are a Fortune 500 company or just working on your home’s personal computer, ransomware might be a legit threat. This type of malware is unique in that it can invade your network and encrypt all of your computer’s files, sometimes through a link in an email. Usually, the encryption is followed by a demand for a significant sum of money before all of your files get returned. Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to guarantee that these files are actually repaired at all.
Installed on your computer’s network without you knowing, spyware is made to track your browsing habits and other internet activity. Spying capabilities might include activity monitoring, collecting keystrokes, harvesting other account information, financial data, login activity, and more. Spyware can spread by exploiting software vulnerabilities paired with any legitimate software you’ve installed on your computer.
Adware is typically known for being a very aggressive advertising software that puts unwanted advertisements all over your computer’s screen. Malicious adware can also collect data on you, redirect you to other advertising sites, and also change your internet’s homepage and browser settings. If you see any weird pop-ups on your computer, you could have a problem on your hands.
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