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>> Adware

Software that automatically displays or downloads advertising material such as banners or pop-ups when a user is online.

>> Malware

Software which is specifically designed to disrupt or damage a computer system
Similar to adware.

>> Ransomware

A type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system, usually via high level encryption, until a sum of money is paid.

>> Spyware

Software that enables a user to obtain covert information about another's computer activities by transmitting data covertly from their hard drive.

>> Virus

A piece of code which is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data.

>> Zero-Day

Software which exploits a previously unknown vulnerability in a computer application or operating system. Also called zero-hour or day zero.

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