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Today, in addition to traditional viruses, there are Trojans, worms, ransomware, spyware, adware and plenty of other "wares." The computer industry term for all this is "malware." Even state-of-the-art computer security can't always keep up with new threats. For decades, it's been making computer users miserable. In the early days, a virus would delete your files and spread to other computers. Unfortunately, it looks like computer viruses are just getting stronger and smarter.A worm, for example, can exploit security vulnerabilities to spread itself automatically to other computers through networks.A Trojan horse (or simply ‘Trojan’) is a program that appears harmless but hides malicious functions.Spyware writers have a number of different objectives, mainly fraudulent financial gain.