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What is PUP?

Updated on 20-Apr-2022 11:27:52
If you find some random applications appearing on your system that you do not remember installing, they might be Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs).Let us know more about PUP, how it gets an entry on your system, and how to prevent it.What is PUP?As its acronym suggests, PUP or Potentially Unwanted Programs are the software that users never intended to download and install into their devices but still get stuck with them. PUP is also known by other names like Bundleware, Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA), Bloatware, or Junkware.Technically, a PUP is not malware and cannot create destructions like Trojans and Ransomware ... Read More

What is a Browser Hijacker?

Updated on 20-Apr-2022 10:47:47
If the default search engine, homepage, and other settings are randomly changing on your browser, it might be caused by a Browser Hijacker.Let us know what Browser Hijacker is, how it got into your system, and how to get rid of it.What is a Browser Hijacker?A Browser Hijacker is an unwanted malicious program that infiltrates the system and modifies the browser's settings without user permission. This is primarily done for promoting an affiliated web page or controlling the browser for conducting other illicit acts. The aim of a Browser Hijacker is to generate revenue by redirecting users to certain pages ... Read More

What is Grayware?

Updated on 20-Apr-2022 09:01:52
Some malicious programs are not as devastating as Trojans or Virus but still possess danger to the system. Such programs are coined under the term Grayware.In this post, we will know more about Grayware, how it enters your device, and how to prevent it from infiltrating your system.What is Grayware?As its name suggests, Grayware is a software type that comes between malicious(black) and non-malicious(white) software categories. Grayware programs can be used for both legal and illegal activities. For example, Spyware and Keyloggers can be categorized under Grayware. They can be legally used by organizations to track the activities of their ... Read More

What is Keylogger?

Updated on 20-Apr-2022 08:31:26
If you suspect everything you type from your keyboard is getting recorded and logged, then there might be a Keylogger present on your device. In this post, we would discuss what Keylogger is and how to prevent it from entering your system.What is Keylogger?Keylogger is a malicious program that is specifically designed to monitor and log the keystrokes made by the user on their keyboards. It is a form of spyware program used by cybercriminals to fetch sensitive information like banking details, login credentials of social media accounts, credit card number, etc. A keylogger can monitor and log such information ... Read More

What is Spyware?

Updated on 20-Apr-2022 08:07:32
Suppose you notice your system is consuming a lot more internet data than usual, and your device is regularly heating up even though you are not using it. In that case, it is possible that a Spyware program is hidden on your system, which is causing such irregularities.In this post, we would discuss more on Spyware and how to get rid of it.What is Spyware?Spyware is a broad category of malware program that infiltrates the user's system without permission to perform various malicious tasks. As its name suggests, Spyware is basically meant for spying on the users and collect their ... Read More

What is Ransomware Attack?

Updated on 20-Apr-2022 07:53:16
If you find that documents, pictures, and other files on your system are automatically renamed by appending an unknown suffix, then it might be because of a Ransomware attack. In this guide, we would discuss in detail what Ransomware is, how it works, and how to prevent Ransomware attacks on your system.What is Ransomware?Ransomware is one of the deadliest malware programs that, after infiltrating the system, lock the files with strong encryption. After encrypting the files, the cybercriminal(s) behind the attack would ask the victim for the ransom in return for an encrypting tool or key.Without the decrypting key or ... Read More

What is Adware?

Updated on 18-Mar-2021 07:52:57
If you are suddenly receiving random ads on your browser and system, it might be because of an Adware infection. This post will guide you on what is Adware, how do you get it, what are its symptoms, and how to protect your device from Adware.What is Adware?Adware is short for advertising-supported software. It is the extension or application responsible for ad displaying on your browser, applications, or system. Generally, Adware enters the system unintentionally, and therefore it comes under Potentially Unwanted Programs or PUP. Since it can conduct various malicious tasks after infiltrating your device, it is also one ... Read More

What is Trojan?

Updated on 06-Jun-2022 12:07:27
In this chapter, we would learn about Trojan in detail. What it is, how it got its name, what are the common types of Trojan, how it works, and how to get rid of it if you encountered one.What is Trojan?The Trojan is a type of malware program or code that presents itself as a useful legitimate program so that users would get fascinated by it and install it. It usually tricks users by using social engineering techniques. Cyberattackers design Trojan to control the system to perform various vicious tasks such as stealing private information & secret files, damage the ... Read More

Types of Malware

Updated on 20-Apr-2022 06:45:00
Malware is a term used to describe a computer program responsible for causing a disturbance in your system's working and carrying out other illicit activities. In this chapter, we would learn what the different types of malware are and how they get infiltrated into the system.Types of MalwareBased on the infiltrating nature, attack type, and damage levels, malware are broadly classified into 12 types.1. VirusesThe virus is the oldest Malware type and one of the most common. It is a computer program that, after infiltrating the system, replicate itself by modifying the codes of other programs. It also has the ... Read More

What is Malware?

Updated on 19-Apr-2022 13:48:23
If your computer or smartphone has suddenly started misbehaving, then it might be because of a Malware program. In this chapter, we would know what Malware is and what are its common types.What is Malware?The term Malware is a combination of two words Malicious and Software. It is a common term that is used to denote a software or script that is implicitly designed to create damage to any computer, smartphone, IoT devices, Network, and other programable devices. The damage can be anything like hijacking the browser, locking the essential files, degrading the device's performance, and many such.The term Malware was ... Read More