Tag: Malicious software

Screen lockers

Screen lockers

Screen lockers shut off access to your computer by taking over the operating system. They deny access to the data ...

Stealth viruses

A stealth virus uses various mechanisms to avoid detection by antivirus software. Generally, stealth describes any approach to doing something ...


Worms differ from viruses in that they do not attach to a host file but are self-contained programs that propagate ...


Spyware is a type of program that is installed to collect information about users, their computers or their browsing habits.



Adware is an unwanted software application designed to throw advertisements up on your screen, most often within a web browser.

File Infectors

File Infectors

A file infector virus attaches itself to executable programs, such as word processors, spreadsheet applications, and computer games. The virus ...



A Trojan or a Trojan horse is a program that hides in a useful program and usually has a malicious ...


GUI stands for "graphical user interface," known also as simply "interface." An interface is the part of a piece of ...

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