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Malware


Term
Malware

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Definition
Malware is an umbrella term used to refer to a variety of forms of hostile or intrusive software, including computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, ransomware, spyware, adware, shareware and other malicious programs. It can take the form of executable code, scripts, active content and other software.

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