Malwares: Definition, Types, Avoid Manually
What is Malware?
Malware is short for Malicious software, mean that software that can be used to compromise computer functions, take or grab data, bypass access settings, or cause harm to the computer. Malware is a broad term that refers to a variety of malicious programs. This post will determine several of the most frequent types of malware like:
Adware (short for advertising-supported software) is a type of malware that automatically offers advertisements. Common examples of adware include pop-up advertising on websites and adverts that are displayed by software.
Inside the context of software, a bug is a flaw produces an unwanted outcome. These flaws are usually the consequence of human mistake and problem and typically exist in the source code or compilers of a program.
A rootkit is a type of malicious software designed to remotely access or control a computer without being detected by users or security programs.
Spyware is a type of malware that functions by spying on user activity without their knowledge. These spying capabilities can include activity monitoring, capturing key strokes, data theft (account information, logins, financial data), and much more.
A Trojan horse, commonly known as a “Trojan,” is a type of malware that a normal file or program to trick users into downloading and installing malware. Attacker can sends to the victim with bind some other software, and victim install the original file but behind the software Trojan is installed and attacker can access of your system.
A virus is a form of malware that is capable of copying itself and spreading to other computers. Viruses often spread to other computers by attaching themselves to various programs and executing code when a user launches one of those infected programs
Computer worms are among the most common types of malware. They spread over computer networks by exploiting operating system vulnerabilities.
Malware Affects symptoms
Increased CPU usage, which you can see in the task manager.
Slow computer or web browser speeds, which you feel that internet speed is too good but browsing data is not updated.
Problems connecting to networks
Freezing or crashing
You realize that you are not deleting that file instead of file is deleted itself automatically.
Appearance of strange files, programs, or desktop icons
Programs running, turning off, or reconfiguring themselves (malware will often reconfigure or turn off antivirus and firewall programs)
Your system behavior is strange.
Emails/messages being sent automatically and without user’s knowledge (a friend receives a strange email from you that you did not send)
How to avoid Malware by detecting it manually
Checking temporary files and folder
You can check on task manger by right click on windows taskbar and go to service tab, and check there is malicious service is running or not. If it is, then right click on that service and go to containing folder, then you can analysis that this service is valid or not.
Check timely to the following location that is there are unwanted folder or not
Block the virus from startup list
You cannot remove or kill the virus but you can put it sleep the malware, actually some virus or malwares are automatically start after booting, like other start up application. So just block the malicious services or application which are start with windows.
So just click on start button and type run, or you can use window key + R for go to run window. Then write down the msconfig for windows configuration.
System Configuration opens the “General” tab, where you will need to select the circle next to “Selective Startup.” Next, move to the “Startup” tab and go through the list there: select all the programs that have an unknown manufacturer and disable them, because programs with unknown manufacturers are almost always malware. Restart your computer to close any currently-running versions of the malware.
Awareness about Malware
- Do not click on unknown URL or web link.
- Do not register anywhere with your personal information.
- Do not use cracked version software.
- Do not download the files and software from anywhere, if you want to download then use officials websites or genuine website, you can check reviews on Google or that websites.
- Your antivirus must be updated.
- If you are using flash drives then just scan with your antivirus, if its ok then open flash drive folder, because sometimes attacker use a file with auto run, whenever you connect your flash drive then malware affect your system instantly and you can’t do anything, so just use good and updated antivirus.