Legal Glossary

Definition of Malware

Malware is computer code designed to harm, interfere with, or provide unauthorized access to a website or computer system.

It can be used to steal private information, keep tabs on activity, or even remove crucial files.

Malware can take many different forms, including spyware, ransomware, viruses, worms, trojan horses, adware, and more. It is typically disseminated through email campaigns and nefarious links.

By adding firewalls, antivirus software, and other security measures, website owners can ensure that their site is protected from such dangers.

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