In the digital age, online hackers have figured out how to access just about anything – that includes your computer system. Just about everyone has heard of the term “virus” – malware that impacts your computer system or mobile device. While it is uncommon, there are different types of malware that one might encounter and we want you to be prepared.
Adware: A dangerous and profitable malware, Adware works by automatically downloading or displaying advertisements upon use.
Spyware: This malware type tracks your internet activity to “learn” what adware to target your system with.
Worms: A malware “worm” software works to replicate itself for the purpose of deleting data files on your system until it’s empty.
Trojan Horse: Arguably the most dangerous malware, a Trojan Horse is designed to discover financial information and take over your computer system’s resources.
Ransomware: Ransomware works as it sounds – it will lock you out of your computer until you pay for “cybercrimes” as retribution.
Of course, the best way to protect your information and circumvent potential malware-related issues is to secure your system. If you’re unsure what protections your devices feature, would like to set up security measures, or are experiencing malware issues, call the experts at Up and Running today!
For more information about malware and how to protect yourself against it, give us a call today at 951.737.8558 or visit us online at www.urcs.net today. Up and Running Computer Solutions is proud to serve Prescott and surrounding areas.