Malware

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What Is A Computer Virus?
A computer virus, much like a flu virus, is designed to spread from host to host and has the ability to replicate itself. Similarly, in the same way that viruses cannot reproduce without a host cell, computer viruses…
Published: August 07, 2018 ·2 min read
Webcam hacking
You might have heard that hackers can access your webcam. In the age of the Internet of Things, that’s a pretty scary notion.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
What are malicious websites?
Most people don't know that you don’t have to intentionally download a malicious attachment to compromise your computer’s security.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
Virus FAQ
Are you a Norton customer who is facing a problem with malware? Use this page to get answers to frequently asked questions. My computer has a virus. How did this happen? Thousands of new viruses…
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
OS X malware
Online threats to Macs have increased lately. The most recent one to make news, called “Crisis”, targets Mac users. Your risk of infection is probably very low, but here are some basic facts: “Crisis” is a Trojan that…
Published: August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
Macro viruses
A macro virus is defined as “a computer virus written in the same macro language used for software applications, such as word processors.”
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
Malware 101: How do I get malware? Complex attacks
In other posts, we’ve explained the different types of malware on the threat landscape, and some of the less complicated ways your computer can become infected with malware. In this article we’ll talk about…
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
Ransomware: 5 dos and don'ts
Guest Post By Kevin Haley, director, NortonLifeLock Security Response I despise all forms of bullying.Perhaps the one I hate most of all is where the bully takes a personal item, snatching it from you,...
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
How Norton keeps you shaded from silent but deadly threats
On May 19th, 2014 Blackshades made news headlines when the FBI and Europol announced (link is external) that they had arrested dozens of individuals suspected of cybercriminal activity centered around the malware.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
Spyware: What it is and how to protect yourself
Spyware is a type of malware that infiltrates your device and covertly gathers intel about you. Learn about spyware removal tips in this guide.
Published: July 20, 2023 ·3 min read
Famous computer viruses: A historical look at notable cyberthreats
Learn about the most famous computer viruses and their impact, including examples and the history of these cyberthreats.
Published: March 22, 2024 ·6 min read
Trojan viruses: Detecting and removing
Help protect your device against Trojan viruses. Learn effective ways and essential tips to defend against malware and other threats.
Published: May 08, 2024 ·6 min read

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