What is Adware?

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Adware is software primarily designed for advertising. Such software is usually promoted as something attractive to potential users and often is deceptively installed. However, the main purpose of adware is generating profit from users’ clicks on displayed ads and links. Difference between Adware and Advertising Adware is not a synonym for all kinds of advertising […]

What is Malware

Malware is a shortcut for “malicious software”. It defines all the multitude of programs designed for malicious purpose. We often still use “virus” as a synonim of “malware”, and it is not correct because “virus” defines a specific type of malicious program that can replicate itself. On the other hand, as a term, “malware” is also […]

What is Computer Virus?

Virus is a specific type of malicious program that replicates itself. It can exist as a separate program or as a malicious code attached to other files. While some computer viruses are only limited to replication without other malicious purpose, most of them are dangerous, and some are very destructive. Due to its behaviour, virus […]