What is the difference : Viruses, Worms, Trojans and Bots

Classes of Malicious Software

  • Ransomware
  • Viruses
  • Worms
  • Trojans
  • Bots

Viruses, Worms, Trojan and bots are all part of a class of software  all part of a class of software called "Malware" it is Code of software that is specifically designed to damage, disturb, steal or  in general inflict some other Bad illegitimate action on data, host or networks.

Classes of Malicious Software

Malicious Software Description
Ransomware threatens to publish the victim's data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid
Viruses propagates by inserting a copy of itself into and becoming part of another program
Worms replicate functional copies of themselves and cause damage
Trojans harmful piece of software that looks legitimate
Bots self-propagating design to infect a host

Best practices for comparing Malware

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