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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.
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.