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What is malware (malicious software)?


Malware is a program designed to steal sensitive personal, financial account numbers, passwords, business information or other confidential information from your computer and most of malicious program installed without your consent.
Malware can distribute through a website in a variety of ways. Over 85% of malware comes from the Internet and this is one of the biggest computer threats on the Internet today. More than 30,000 websites attacks everyday by web malware and increasing day by day. If a website has been hacked, it can download a malware into visitors' computers when a user simply visits the website.
Once your computer infected malware it may attack other computers or networks and also it's very difficult to remove, some of the malware will reinstall themselves even after you have removed.
The most common types of malware are viruses, trojan horses, worms, adware, spyware and backdoor.

How you can protect your computer from malware?
Make sure you get all the Windows latest security updates.
Turn on your computer firewall.
Avoid open email attachments in spam email messages.
Be wary click links in email messages.
Don't click links on suspicious websites.
Use antivirus security software.
Scan your computer with latest update antivirus security software.

How you can protect your website from malware?
Make sure you get all the Windows Server latest security updates.
Turn on your server firewall.
Use antivirus security software.
Scan your server with latest update antivirus security software.
Use a strong password for your server and change your password frequently.
Secure your website with Norton Secured Trust Seal or use the similar product.


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Date: 5-Dec-2012


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