Young woman working on phone and laptop - What is Malware?

Malware is any number of malicious software variants, including: Viruses, trojans, and spyware.

It is designed to cause extensive harm to data and network systems, to gain unauthorized access to a system, and to obtain data contained on a system.

Malware is often downloaded onto a computer or phone when a user clicks on a link or opens an attachment. Some malware is designed as a precursor to a larger attack.

 

Ways to protect your network from malware:

 
  • Back up your data often
  • Don’t click on suspicious links
  • Inspect attachments before opening them
  • Keep your security patches current
  • Keep your anti-virus software current

 

Think you’ve been compromised? Here’s what to do:

 

  • Contact your helpdesk or IT security team
  • DO NOT turn off your computer
  • DO unplug the network cable
 

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