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Malware Types, Malware distribution, and Functions

Malware Types Quiz

Do you want to evaluate your knowledge about types of malware? Take this 5-question quiz.

? It behaves like a biological visus.Question #1: Traditional malware~Viruses: Select the description that best matches characteristics of a virus.

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Question #2: Advanced malware~ Remote controlled: Remote-controlled malware triggered by its remote-master to serve the master’s purposed. Select the list of malware that has the largest number of autonomous malware.

? Many possibilities!Question #3: Traditional malware ~Logic bombs: Select the description that best matches characteristics of a software logic bomb.

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? It does everything a biological work would do. Including replication.Question #4: Traditional malware~Worms: Select the description that best matches characteristics of a worm.

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Question #5: Autonomous malware~ Adware: There are two types of adware: advertising-supported software that show advertisements to users for revenue; the user agrees to accept advertisements for using the software, and they are not malware; we are not talking about this type of adware. We are talking about malicious adware that creeps into user devices, and display adds at opportune times. Select the best answer.


Malware Types

Do you know what a `zombie computer’ is? Many malware (malicious software) may turn a computer into a zombie that appears too slow to the user(s) of the computer, because they are using computer’s processor, memory, and other resources. Moreover,  they can steal personally identifiable information (PII) and  personally sensitive information (PSI)  stored in the computer.  We have a post on information types.

The diagram below shows a classification malwares. A brief introduction to each are provided next.

calssification of malware
Types of malware: traditional and advance


The reader should be warned that this classification is not universality accepted and it is possible to regroup them. Also, the description and function of each are short for brevity. If you think your computer (or digital device) is infected with one or more malwares, you may need professional help.

Discussion here is for a general introduction.
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