Malware is malicious software
Malware is a generic name for malicious and/or malicious software. It is often designed with a criminal purpose (by coming back from people's passwords, or finding information). Malware is the collective name of viruses, Trojan horses, rootkits, spyware, dialers, botnets, malicious websites, tracking cookies, etc. It descends from the English "malicious software".
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