Malware

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Malware is a short version of Malicious Software.

Malware includes computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware, etc.

Virus

A computer program that can automatically copy itself and infect a computer.

Worm

A self-replicating computer program that can automatically infect computers on a network.

Trojan horse

A computer program which appears to perform a certain action, but actually performs many different forms of codes.

Spyware

A computer program that can automatically intercept or take partial control over the user's interaction.

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