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malware

(MALicious softWARE) Software designed to destroy data, steal information or aggravate the user. See security suite, malvertising, crimeware, virus, worm, logic bomb, macro virus, Trojan, PUP and wares.
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ictQATAR's Qatar Computer Emergency Response Team (Q-CERT) has issued the following "safe browsing tips" that can safeguard Internet users from malware or malicious software.
A Bit9 spokesman declined to identify the victims, describe the capabilities of the malicious software used in the attacks or say if the hackers had succeeded in harming its clients.
Just one of the many ways computers and office networks are being infected is by malicious software that's launched through social networking sites.
All it takes is the wrong click that installs a piece of malicious software stealing your user names and passwords, and the bad guy very quickly has control of your electronic funds," Brown said.
According to a 2008 Microsoft security report, only 3% of e-mails sent are wanted; 97% are spam messages that may contain viruses or other malicious software.
The company has been working to improve the security and reliability of its software as more and more malicious software target weaknesses in Windows and other Microsoft software.
Users are better protected against malicious software, or malware, and hackers that try to access your system.
One of the first examples of malicious software on BlackBerry.
Although the researchers' model reveals that the Internet ought to efficiently adapt even if the busiest routers were removed, Doyle notes that the system is still vulnerable to hijacking via malicious software that leaves the hardware intact.
Microsoft has been working for the last three years to improve the security and reliability of its software under its Trustworthy Computing initiative, as more and more malicious software targets weaknesses in Windows and other Microsoft software.
Scan & Block reduces the risk of network infection by scanning each new wired or wireless device that accesses a network, blocking it from full network participation until it is certified "safe," or free from viruses, worms, and malicious software.
VIRUSES ARE A FORM OF MAlicious software, usually consisting of computer instructions or code embedded in an otherwise useful and trusted program.