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Malware and Viruses

  • Mike Halsey
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Abstract

Probably the worst fate to befall a PC is for it to become infected with malware. Long gone are the days when viruses were fairly innocuous things; the first one I got on a PC played “Yankee Doodle Dandy” to me every day at five o’clock. Nowadays viruses and malware exist to make money, real money, for the criminal gangs that create them. Why is this? Simply put, a few years ago, many criminals around the world discovered that, rather than rob banks and steal jewelry, they could make much more money sitting at home by infecting our computers.

Keywords

Hard Disk File Access Window Registry Antivirus Software Registry Editor 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Mike Halsey 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mike Halsey
    • 1
  1. 1.Gleadless ValleySheffieldUK

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