understanding malware and viruses

Understanding Malware and Viruses

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Located in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, GeeksTechs LLC provides expert technical support to individuals and businesses. The company strives to provide the best support and solutions for all software-related and peripheral issues. For customers with virus- and malware-related problems, GeeksTechs LLC can assist in scanning, detecting, and removing such threats.

The terms “virus” and “malware” are often used interchangeably, but malware includes viruses along with other types of malicious software. Malware is designed to infiltrate a computer system without the user’s consent. It encompasses a variety of hostile and intrusive software or program codes. These threats include viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, and other software intended by its creator to perform malicious activities.

A computer virus is malware but is unique in that it can copy itself in the infected computer. Other types of malware cannot replicate themselves in this way. A virus can spread from one computer to another in executable code over a network, the Internet, or a USB drive, among other means.

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