Malware

What is malware?

Malware is a Portmanteau term comprised of “malicious” and “software.” Although frequently used interchangeably with “virus,” it encompasses a much broader range of threats, including adware, keyloggers, rootkits, spyware, Trojans, viruses, and worms.

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The Avira Security Wordbook

Search our threat glossary for clarifications on frequently used terms in IT security.