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A Guide to Malware (Part 2)

Last week we started Part 1 of our Guide to Malware, we covered viruses, worms and trojans. Just as a refresher, malware is any type of computer software that has been designed to intentionally cause damage to a computer, server, client, or even computer network. In an effort to help our customers combat malware, we decided to create a two part guide explaining the different types of malware, how you can avoid infection and how our Twin Cities virus removal/repair could help you in the event you become infected. Think you may need virus removal nearby you? Schedule an appointment with Chipheads Computer Repair today.

About Adware

Adware is a form of malware which is utilized to expose users to unwanted and often malicious advertising. Adware programs can redirect users to websites they aren’t wishing to visit, navigate users to look-alike pages that have fake promotions and other malware, etc. Removing Adware entails finding the malicious files and properly removing it.

About Spyware

Spyware is a type of malware which as the name suggests, helps hackers to spy on users and their computer systems. Spyware can be utilized for keylogging or similar activities that help hackers gain information and data on the computer. Spyware can be catastrophic in a business setting, putting intellectual property and even customer data at risk. Much like adware, spyware is somewhat easy to remove, you just have to find the proper files.

About Ransomware

Ransomware is malware which is often utilized to render an entire network inaccessible in an effort to demand ransom in order to fix the issue. Ransomware spreads extremely quicker across organizations, networks and even countries, capable of encrypting all the files and eventually destroying them. In certain cases, files may even be destroyed after the ransom is paid.

Schedule Twin Cities Malware Removal Today

Think your device may be infected? Schedule malware removal in Twin Cities, Minnesota today.


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