It is likely that it may be more fitting if the difference between viruses, adware, spyware, worms, trojans and ransomware is related to contaminating and the resulting effects. Viruses are a type of malware and so a general term for visualizing infections on a computer. Malware is a broad term for visualizing what malicious software contaminates a computer such as adware, spyware, worms, trojans, ransomware and including the virus itself.
This loss can cause damage to files or applications on the computer, such as errors when opening certain files. Until the heaviest loss of existing data or applications. The inequality of some types of malware can also be known from how chronic damage or data loss is felt by infected computers.
If you can recognize the inequality of some types of malware, you become more understanding about what's really going on with your computer. The inequality of some types of malware is based on the form of malicious code and the media to spread malicious code to the computer itself.
Different malware, spyware, Viruses, Trojans, Adware, and Ransomware
Is it malware?
Malware can include all software used to retrieve, engineer, remove, or even spy on a mechanism.
As a term malware used to describe malicious software.
Malware can be spread through several systems. Generally through an internet connection, e-mail, individual messages, or web page. Not only computer devices, many website servers are also victims of malware.
Virus is a term that is often used by the general public when the computer cannot be reached or there is data that disappears in the computer. One type of malware that has the goal of contaminating a computer, but requires the interference of the 3rd faction (usually human) is a virus. In order for humans to want to run the virus, the virus manipulates itself as a program, such as.doc,.jpg or folders that when clicked will run the virus.
Most viruses attach to an executable file, which means the virus may be on a mechanism but is inactive or can spread until the user runs or opens the program's host file or is at risk.
Trojan is one of the malware shown in crack programs, other programs, or games. This makes trojans can often destroy your device without being seen.
Trojans can pair mechanisms and perform spying activities, such as retrieving data, recording keyboard writes, and sending addresses that have been assigned by trojans.
Unlike viruses and worms, Trojans cannot copy ourselves in order to contaminate other files. Trojans can only spread through user relationships such as opening additional e-mail or retrieving and running files from the internet.
Worm is malware that can activate itself without the contribution of the 3rd faction. Which means, if the worm has successfully entered a computer or computer network therefore this worm can immediately switch to another computer in a network automatically can not be avoided by the owner of other computers in the network.
Worm can only contaminate a computer if it finds a security (vulnerability) of a software in the computer, for example: windows office, Adobe, or other popular software that is often targeted.
Spyware is a computer program that is made to spy on the victim's computer.
Initially this spyware was used to spy on the profile of computer users and their use in displaying ads that matched the interests of the computer user.
Adware is slightly different because not all adware has a malicious direction. There are several programs that are packaged with adware by the developer. Adware is a software that is supported by advertensi that can show ads on the monitor during program installation or placement. But adware can also get into the computer because of the behavior of hackers to constantly show ads to you. In addition to bothering, adware can destroy computer performance.
Ransomware is the most malicious and advanced type of malware. Ransomeware works by limiting access to computer mechanisms until users can't connect the computer until they want to pay. The limitations on the mechanism will be removed if the user has paid the demands of cybercriminal criminals. Cryptolocker is a popular type of ransomware.