I want to start off this article by saying that Malwares are good for computer security . Wait .. did i miss some word in the previous line ? NO, really Malware directly / indirectly actually pushes the security standards of the industry to better levels . Isn't that a good thing ? As computer security interests me , this is a good thing for me.
Every now & then i find some friend / foe in a situation where his machine would be bugged up & complain 'This Windows sux...'.Later after all the talks they will start to wonder whether it's the OS which was the problem or the malware which was causing all the goofups.
This is a guide which would benefit most home users ( & with some other details,perhaps some small organizations as well )
So lets see what I'm not going to discuss about in this article :
- How to get the commercial applications for free
- Disaster recovery
I'll make a effort to cover every basic aspect of basic security here.
Lets start by defining what malware is...