Malware is a term used to describe malicious software that is designed to damage or disrupt computer systems. Adware, Spyware, virus, Trojans, and keyloggers are all types of malware.


Adware, often called advertising-supported software by its developers, is software that generates revenue for its developer by automatically generating online advertisements in the user interface of the software or on a screen presented to the user during the installation process.


Spyware is software with malicious behavior that aims to gather information about a person or organization and send it to another entity in a way that harms the user, for example, by violating their privacy or endangering their device’s security.


A computer virus is a type of malicious software (malware) that can replicate itself and spread from one computer to another. It can cause damage to your computer by corrupting system files, wasting resources, destroying data or otherwise being a nuisance.

Computer viruses are unique from other forms of malware in that they are self-replicating — capable of copying themselves across files or other computers without a user’s consent.

Trojan or Trojan horse

Trojan or Trojan horse is the name given to a computer virus. It is a type of computer software that is camouflaged in the form of regular software such as utilities, games, and sometimes even antivirus programs.


a computer program that records every keystroke made by a computer user, especially to gain fraudulent access to passwords and other confidential information.


a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid.

“Although ransomware is usually aimed at individuals, it’s only a matter of time before business is targeted as well”

It’s essential to have antivirus software installed on your computer to protect against these types of malware. You should also be careful when downloading software from the internet and not click so fast on suspicious email links or attachments. take time to examine a message, no matter the delivery method, to ensure it is legitimate before responding or clicking.

8 Dec 2023 Google has removed these 17 apps with over 1 crore downloads for spying on users, delete them from your phones

24 Jun 2023 Victims lose about S$220,000, including CPF savings, in Android malware scams

17 Jun 2023 Android users lose about S$100,000 CPF savings to malware scams in June

11 April 2023 FBI warns people to avoid public USB chargers

3 Jan 2023 The “Access To This PC Has Been Blocked For Security Reasons” alert is a browser-based scam that tries to scare you into calling a remote tech support number so that scammers can sell you unnecessary services or steal money.

Types of scams

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