Malware comes in many forms; infestations have many symptoms. This video describes malware in all its lovely shades of ugly, from viruses and worms to spontaneous application crashes and invalid certificate errors.
One of the things I'll always ask them is, … well, what do you do? … What's your big job? … And for most people who are the first line repair techs, … for individuals, the biggest job they have … is anti-malware, getting rid of malware. … In fact, Best Buy's Geek Squad, … So I'm going to organize this a little bit. … Number one, I want to talk about how anti-malware works. … Then number two, I'm going to talk about … what anti-malware does, … and then next I want to talk about symptoms. … So first of all, let's talk about … some thrown around terms and get this organized. … First of all, is the term virus. … Virus is a very, very old term. … And back in the old days, the first generation of malware, … and I'm talking before the Internet here, kids, … what you would do is somebody would put … some type of virus on a floppy disk, … this is the storage of your forefathers, don't worry. … And we would pass it around from system to system, … and a virus had two jobs. … Number one, its job was to replicate, …
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