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Google Malware Checker tool - is a virus and malware - URL scanning service. It checks if a website hack malware or not, is a very useful tool.
This tool will let you know if the Google Search engine has listed the website as suspicious or not.
Malware is software that’s built to be malicious (hence the name).
It’s designed specifically to make its way onto your device i.e. your desktop, phone, or tablet and to manipulate and/or damage them. On top of that, malware can also record and steal your information like credit card account details. Scary stuff!
So what are the different types out there? Well, we have the previously mentioned viruses, but also worms, Trojans, bots, spyware, Adware, and ransomware (that one sounds particularly creepy). Basically there’s enough to give you a headache.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the types.
Viruses, Worms and Trojans
Viruses are always attached to a file. If someone emails you a document with a virus attached to it, you have to actually download the document to be infected. This is one of the major differences between viruses and worms.
Worms can function without the need to piggyback on files. If you’re connected to a network, a worm can break into your computer without you necessarily doing anything. They infiltrate networks and computers by finding gaps and soft spots in their code. Once inside, they can cause serious damage to your data, including destroying system operating files—which will make your device act seriously odd.
Trojans are a type of virus and are designed to give another user access to your computer. Named after the mythological Trojan horse at the battle of Troy, they are pretty harmless during download but then activate once inside. Then things get messy.
By allowing another user to take control of your computer, Trojans can open you up to all kinds of cyber-attacks. Trojans differ from viruses and worms in that they can’t copy and spread themselves. They are a one-off infection. Thankfully!