The 9 types of malware
Here are 9 examples of the most common malware. Find out what they are, how they attack your device and what happens during an infection.
It is important you protect yourself against them all by scanning for them constantly because many malware attacks are silent and you might not realise you were targeted until it is too late.
4 ways to detect malware
You’ve now seen the many ways malware can spread and manifest but don’t worry, you’re not short on options for protecting yourself and your family’s computers at home.
Some are shy and hard to spot at first (Spyware, Trojans, viruses, worms), others are far more obvious if you know what you’re looking for (Ransomware, adware). Here’s how to boost your chances of spotting malware before too much damage is done:
How to remove malware
Get yourself some good security software, ideally a version that lets you schedule scans, so malware will be detected and removed automatically. Alternatively, Malwarebytes is a good option. An anti-malware tool, it can remove malicious software from your Windows, macOS, Android and iOS devices. For your computers, it’ll scan everything (registry files, running programs, hard drives, files) to find and delete threats.