What is Malware?
Malware is a computer software that usually installs itself on your computer unknowingly.
It is the compound from malicious and software (malware), a generic term used to describe all kinds of malicious software. It refers to worms, viruses, trojans, spyware, adware, hoaxes, etc., and it was designed to damage or disrupt a computer system.
How does it function?
There are companies, usually advertising ones, that set tracking cookies or data mining components on your computer system. Their purpose is to monitor and deliver information regarding your computer habits. The process results in endless pop up ads displaying on your computer screen which finally slows down your computer performance.
Types of malware: