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What does malware mean and how to remove it from my laptop?

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What does malware mean and how to remove it from my laptop?

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Malware means malicious software and it's created by hackers to slow down your system, gather sensitive information or to gain access to other systems. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware, adware and rootkits.

There are many solutions out there which handle malware pretty well in case of removing and cleaning. I could mention one like Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware which is a light application with small print regarding system resources and good cleaning results. Download the application from our website, install it using the on-screen instructions, let it update itself and perform a Quick Scan. If any malware is found, click Remove and if reboot is requires, please do so. Other great tools can be on our website by accessing this link.

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the term malware is a maculas type if sofwere that is quite simmular to trogians there can be removed by an anti virus prigram like AVG and NORTAN

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Malware, short for malicious software, is any software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. It can appear in the form of executable code, scripts, active content, and other software. 'Malware' is a general term used to refer to a variety of forms of hostile or intrusive software. The term badware is sometimes used, and applied to both true (malicious) malware and unintentionally harmful software.

Malware includes computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, ransomware, spyware, adware, scareware, and other malicious programs. As of 2011 the majority of active malware threats were worms or trojans rather than viruses. In law, malware is sometimes known as a computer contaminant, as in the legal codes of several U.S. states. Malware is often disguised as, or embedded in, non-malicious files.
See:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware
To get rid of it, you can use AVG, MSE, AVIRA AntiVir and other reliable antivirus programs to have a scan of your system and then delete the threat.
Or you can try certain professional malware removal tool to remove malware.

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