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1 Internet Safety Topic 2 Malware This presentation by Tim Fraser Malware is short for malicious software VirusesViruses SpywareSpyware AdwareAdware other dangerous software exists, such as key loggers and rogue diallers

2 Internet Safety Topic 2 Malware This presentation by Tim Fraser Malware should not be confused with legitimate software that may contain errors or bugs.

3 Internet Safety Topic 2 Malware This presentation by Tim Fraser Spyware is computer software that secretly gathers information about a user that can be passed back to a 'spy' through a user's Internet connection.

4 Internet Safety Topic 2 Malware This presentation by Tim Fraser can be unwittingly downloaded to a user's system when certain websites are visited

5 Internet Safety Topic 2 Malware This presentation by Tim Fraser alter the security setting for the browser you are using is set high enough to be able to detect unauthorized downloads How to configure your Browser to minimize the chance of Drive-by Downloading :

6 Internet Safety Topic 2 Malware This presentation by Tim Fraser is difficult to find and as such can be tricky to remove a)your default browser home page changes b)nuisance popup adverts appear c)system slows downspyware

7 Internet Safety Topic 2 Malware This presentation by Tim Fraser much faster - but is not as thorough. This scans for known spyware locations in the filesystem and the Windows Registry. This scan searches the entire filesystem. It can take a very long time.

8 Internet Safety Topic 2 Malware This presentation by Tim Fraser All good anti-spyware software allows for the regular updating of its spyware database. There are a growing number of different spyware programs created every day. Updates can be downloaded manually on a regular basis or automatically. (often during the night).

9 Internet Safety Topic 2 Malware This presentation by Tim Fraser Anti-spyware software works like anti-virus software. It is run and the software scans for spyware, diallers, Trojans, registry entries, etc. Once found the offending items can be removed.

10 Internet Safety Topic 2 Malware This presentation by Tim Fraser Adware Adware is any software that causes unwanted adverts to appear when a user is using their system.

11 Internet Safety Topic 2 Malware This presentation by Tim Fraser It may take the user many clicks of the mouse to get rid of the adverts, even to the extent of closing their browser or shutting down or restarting their system. Sometimes these adverts appear as pop-up boxes that cause other pop-up boxes to appear even when the user tries to close them down.

12 Internet Safety Topic 2 Malware This presentation by Tim Fraser Adware spies on users Adware should not be confused with legitimate advertising that commercial interests pay for to appear on popular web sites. (right hand pane of a google search) and tries to display adverts based on a user's browsing habits.

13 Internet Safety Topic 2 Malware This presentation by Tim Fraser Some freeware publishers bundle adware with their software because they receive money to do so. In this case, the publisher will include a warning about the adware during program installation

14 Internet Safety Topic 2 Malware This presentation by Tim Fraser Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition. This program can be downloaded for free personal use and it includes a comprehensive adware and spyware database that is updated regularly.

15 Internet Safety Topic 2 Malware This presentation by Tim Fraser Key Loggers are programs designed to capture and record every key you press, including your passwords and confidential information. A thief could then raid your bank account! You might find out when it is too late?

16 Internet Safety Topic 2 Malware This presentation by Tim Fraser This type of attack is only a problem for systems that use a dial-up connection to access the Internet. This type of software should not be able to affect broadband users. Tries to disconnect your system from its usual Internet Service Provider (ISP) and reconnecting your dial-up modem to another ISP. The user is then billed at a much higher rate for Internet access.

17 Internet Safety Topic 2 Malware This presentation by Tim Fraser This type of attack is based upon flooding key servers with useless traffic. The server has to spend so much time dealing with this traffic that has to be dealt with so that users are denied normal service.

18 Internet Safety Topic 2 Malware This presentation by Tim Fraser Spam is the term used to define all of the unwanted that takes up space in a user's inbox.

19 Internet Safety Topic 2 Malware This presentation by Tim Fraser The type of software used to block unwanted s is known as a spam filter and works by trapping suspect s before they get near to a user's inbox. If you think any of the mail in your inbox is spam, delete it immediately without opening it. If you do open a spam by accident, delete it. Never open any files that are attached to spam as these will more often than not contain a virus.


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