Avoid Malware and Protect Your Computer

Malware, short for “malicious software,” is any unwanted software that is installed without your consent.

Malware usually preforms the following:

  • Disrupt normal computer operations though pop-up advertisements, slow the system down through resource usage, and download and install other malware
  • Steal sensitive information such as bank account numbers, credit card numbers, and passwords
  • Use the computer to attack and gain access to other systems

Malware generally refers to computer viruses, Trojans, web scripts, spyware, root kits, ad-ware, and worms.

The SecureNU guide on SecureNU: How to avoid Malware provides tips on how to safely surf the internet and keep your machine free from viruses and other threats.

SecureNU: Now to avoid Malware

When you are finished reading about how to avoid malware head over to the SecureNU: Get Anti-Virus Software page to find links to install anti-virus software on your computer.

SecureNU: Get Anti-Virus Software

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