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Malware and Virus Prevention

John's new computer has started to perform oddly, and he is concerned that it may have become infected with malware. He knows that you work for a company that produces antivirus software, so he gives you a call to ask for advice. What do you tell him is the difference between a worm and a Trojan horse? List at least six tips you can give John for preventing viruses and other malware.

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Malware is short for malicious software, which is a blanket term used to describe any type of software (or code) that tries to do damage to a computer or network. A worm is malicious code that once in your system it makes copies of the code and then sends these copies out to other systems without any interaction with the user. The most common of these is one that reads your email file and sends the copies out to all the addresses on that list. The effect from this mass reproduction is that it can take up too much memory and/or bandwidth, ...

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The expert examines Malware and Virus prevention. The differences between a worm and Trojan horse are given.