Malware (or "malicious software") is a broad  term that describes intrusive software, It includes viruses and spyware that can be unintentionally installed on your computer, phone, or mobile device without your consent. Malware can cause your device to crash or worse, to steal your passwords, identity, bank account information, and can be used to monitor and control your online activity.

What is Malware?

Malware includes:

It can take the form of executable code, scripts, active content, and other software.

What can Malware do?

Basically, ruin your life, by allowing the theives and scammers to steal your identify, clean out your bank accounts, turn your computer into a zombie, delete your files, steal your contacts and send them spam in your name, and more.

How to prevent malware

You can prevent the vast majority of malware and it is neither difficult nor expensive.  See this page for simple steps to prevent malware.

How to detect if your device has Malware on it

Monitoring your computer for unusual behavior is the first step. Your computer may be infected with malware if it:

See this page for to to scan your system for malware and how to get ridf of it!