“Malware” is a fairly new term used to describe any malicious software that performs undesired operations. Included under this descriptive term are virus, trojan, worm, spyware, and adware programs – to name a few of the most common types of Malware.

Because Malware programs are written (often poorly) by programmers who don’t want you to easily remove the software, it is often much easier and efficient to wipe an infected system clean and start from scratch than to attempt to repair it – not to mention that a complete overhaul is the only way to 100% guarantee that there will not be any lingering problems with the computer caused by corrupted system and configuration files. Because of this prevention is, by far, the best medicine.

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