Malicious Software, commonly known as “Malware,” includes any piece of software meant to damage a computer, delete data, or otherwise infect your device. Viruses, Trojan horses and Worms are types of Malware that can be downloaded onto a computer via a single click on a link, whether embedded in an email or a website. If your browser security isn’t sufficient, Malware can even be installed automatically, without the user aware it is happening.
And once Malware has been installed, it’s difficult to remove—especially replicating types like Worms—and may require a rebuild of your entire system.
However, Malware attacks can be prevented through a network security scanner. Training employees to be aware of these programs and to avoid clicking on links from unknown sources, paired with internet security programs, can also help avoid Malware attacks.