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ISBN: 9781337102063
Chapter 2, Problem 10RQ
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What are the various types of malware? How do worms differ from viruses? Do Trojan horses carry viruses or worms?

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Malware:

Malware is nothing, but the malicious software used to represent many different forms of unwanted software that acts against the user requirements. These are used to extract confidential data or information from an individual or any group.

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Types of malware:

Different types of invasive softwares that are commonly known are:

  • Trojan horses
  • computer viruses
  • worms
  • ransomware
  • logic bombs
  • back doors

Difference between computer virus and computer worm:

Computer virus Computer worm
It is a form of malware that inserts itself into another program and then performs the action. These are the type of malware that replicates functional copies of themselves and causes the same type of damage.
The viruses are generally attached to an executable file and are not active till the user runs or opens the host file or program, even if it is present in the system...

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