Malware, or malicious software, is any program or file that is harmful to a computer user. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and spyware. These malicious programs can perform a variety of functions, including stealing, encrypting or deleting sensitive data, altering or hijacking core computing functions and monitoring users' computer activity without their permission. Even the users that not want that their machines may to be exploited without their permissions they are will be exploited.
Types of malware:
There are different types of malware that contain unique traits and characteristics. A virus is the most common type of malware, and it's defined as a malicious program that can execute itself and spreads by infecting other programs or files. A worm is a type of malware that can self-replicate without a host program; worms typically spread without any human interaction or directives from the malware authors. A Trojan ho…