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GCSE GCSE ICT Mind Map on viruses, created by annabella on 05/07/2013.

Created by annabella over 6 years ago
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1 trojan
1.1 A trojan virus, also known as a trojan horse virus, is malware that appears to be useful or legitimate but can compromise computer security and cause much damage.
2 cookie
2.1 A cookie is a plain text file that is stored on your computer in a cookies folder and it stores data about your browsing session.
3 worm virus
3.1 Worms are malicious programs that make copies of themselves again and again on the local drive, network shares, etc. The only purpose of the worm is to reproduce itself again and again. It doesn’t harm any data/file on the computer. Unlike a virus, it does not need to attach itself to an existing program.
4 spam
4.1 Spamming is a method of flooding the Internet with copies of the same message. Most spams are commercial advertisements which are sent as an unwanted email to users.
5 spyware
5.1 Spyware is a type of program that is installed with or without your permission on your personal computers to collect information about users, their computer or browsing habits tracks each and everything that you do without your knowledge and send it to remote user.

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