Malware is a broad category of unwanted software that intentionally harms computer systems or networks. Common examples include viruses, trojans, rootkits, worms, and ransomware. Malware will directly interact with computers, often attempting to either overwrite files, replicate itself and retransmit to other devices, or even compromise the entire operating system and be controlled remotely by an attacker. Anti-malware software exists specifically to combat the threat of malware programs, assisting with detection/removal and can potentially prevent infection in the first place.
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- How do I check my ONT (Optical Network Terminal) for connectivity?
- What is a VPN?
- What is DNS? What is reverse DNS?
- What is ARIN and do I need to register?
- What happens to my IP address if I move or change my Internet Service Provider (ISP)?
- What is the difference between a "single static IP" and a "block" lease?
- Do IPv6 and IPv4 addresses look different?
- What is IPv6, and do I need it?
- What is the difference between a dynamic IP and static IP?
- Why would I need a static IP address?