This page shows the main types of viruses.
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A type of Advertising Display Software, specifically certain executable applications whose primary purpose is to deliver advertising content potentially in a manner or context that may be unexpected and unwanted by users
Malware stands for MALicious SoftWARE. Terms such as Virus, Trojan, Worm, and Bot all have specific meanings
Phishing (pronounced in the same way as fishing) is a social engineering attack which attempts to fraudulently acquire sensitive personal information, such as passwords and/or credit card details.
Scams are very similar to phishing, but are not usually interested in obtaining your details, they often appeal to a sense of compassion or to human greed.
The term Spyware has been used in two ways. In its narrow sense, Spyware is a term for Tracking Software deployed without adequate notice, consent, or control for the user.
A Trojan Horse, often referred to as just a Trojan, is a program which purports to do one thing, but actually does another.
A virus is a program which replicate by copying itself, either exactly, or in a modified form, into another piece of executable code.
IIn computer terms, worms are really a subset of viruses, but they have the ability to replicate by themselves, they do not require a host file.