Category: Cyber Security

ADWARE

Adware is unwanted software designed to throw advertisements up on your screen, most often within a web browser. Some security professionals view it as the forerunner of the modern-day PUP (potentially unwanted program). Typically, it uses an underhanded method to either disguise itself as legitimate, or piggyback on another program to trick you into installing it on your PC, tablet, or mobile device.Read More


spyware -PasswordStealer

Spyware.PasswordStealer is a generic detection for applications that may run in the background and silently collect information about the system, connected users, and network activity.  Spyware.PasswordStealer may attempt to steal stored credentials, usernames and passwords and other personal and confidential information.  This information may be transmitted to a destination specified by the author.  Spyware.PasswordStealer may allow an attacker to install additional software to the infected machine, or may direct the infected machine to participate in a malicious botnet for the purposes of sending spam or other malicious activities.Read More


Trojan Horse Virus, its type and how to prevent it

A Trojan horse or Trojan is a type of malware that is often disguised as legitimate software. Trojans can be employed by cyber-thieves and hackers trying to gain access to users’ systems. Users are typically tricked by some form of social engineering into loading and executing Trojans on their systems. Once activated, Trojans can enable cyber-criminals to spy on you, steal your sensitive data, and gain backdoor access to your system. These actions can include:Read More