Computer and internet use is a part of our everyday lives, at home and at work. While computers and the Internet provide many conveniences, they also create great risks. GainTech Computers will review your situation, provide software installation, system cleaning, and training about safe internet practices so you can focus on using your computer for productivity and convenience rather than worrying about security issues.
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Malware is software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system without the owner's informed consent. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, crimeware and other malicious and unwanted software.
Viruses are computer programs that can copy themselves and infect a computer without permission or knowledge of the user
Worms are self-replicating computer programs. They use a network to send copies of itself to other nodes (computer terminals on the network) and may do so without any user intervention.
Spyware is computer software that is installed surreptitiously on a personal computer to intercept or take partial control over the user's interaction with the computer, without the user's informed consent.
Adware is any software package which automatically plays, displays, or downloads advertisements to a computer after the software is installed on it or while the application is being used.
Trojans are malware that appear to perform a desirable function but in fact performs undisclosed malicious functions.
Rootkit is a computer virus which is comprised of a program (or combination of several programs) designed to take fundamental control of a computer system, without authorization by the system's owner.