Malware – malicious software; software designed to infiltrate and damage a computer system without the user’s informed consent. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses and also spyware, programming that gathers information about the computer user without permission.
What should I do to defend against malicious software or malware?
Use strong, secured passwords.
Change passwords to all linked account from a different device.
Install and update antivirus & anti-malware programs on your devices.
Put a malware and antivirus scanner on your mobile device (if option is available).
Keep your firewall turned on.
Exercise caution when downloading files from the Internet.
Be aware of free downloadable apps and software. Always research the publisher of an app and review comments.
Be cautious of large email attachments.
Don’t open spam email messages or click links on suspicious websites.