Three Types of Malware that Can Invade Your Network

Don’t let malware jeopardize your data!

What are you doing to protect your network and computers? In today’s world of increasing digital threats, it’s no longer enough to have just a virus protection software on your computer. Instead, each person must be well aware of the potential threats and their role in preventing them. Having the proper software and blocking tools is critical, but having trained staff that know what to look for and what to avoid is even more important.


Perhaps the most well known, but vague, threat of the bunch; the computer virus. Viruses can come from many different sources and covers a variety of sub-categories. In general, viruses must be downloaded and are an executable file or a file with a .exe extension. Having an antivirus program on your computer can help reduce the risks significantly, but you should always be careful when downloading items from the internet.

Web Threats

Did you know that something as simple as what type of browser you use could help keep you safe from online threats? Many web browsers have built-in authentication and unsecured site precautions. These allow the browser to alert you before you enter a site that could have threatening material.


Whether you’re a Fortune 500 company or just on your home computer, ransomware can be a serious threat. This type of malware is unique in that it will invade your computer’s network and encrypt all of your files. Usually, the encryption is followed with a demand for a sum of money before the files will be returned. Unfortunately, there’s no way to guarantee that the files will actually be repaired.

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