What are Malware? Explain different types of Malware


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What are Malware? Explain different types of Malware

Malware is a software program which is developed to destroy a computer system. These programs runs in victim’s computer without any information to the victim, i.e. victim do not know that someone hacked his system.

Different types of malware are: worm, Trojans Horse, Rootkits.

Worm: Worm is a computer program which makes its copy again and again in the victim’s computer. They damage the network by using a lot bandwidth.

Trojan Horses: Trojan horse consists of two parts, server and client. Server is an executable file which runs on victim’s computer and attacker may take the full control of the victim’s computer.

Rootkits: Rootkits are used to hide the malicious processes from active process

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