8 Methods Of Malware Propagation For Devices
In one of my articles, I have talked about different types of malwares . In this article, I want to talk about different types of malwares propagation for devices. Follow me as we are. Going to look at that together in this article .
Now the methods…
One of the means of malwares propagation is through email attachments. At times , email attachments can contain links that are virus infected. Once you click on these links , it will introduce viruses to your system. That is why you have to scan all downloaded materials before you open them.
#2 Through USB File
Most at times , when USB drive is being used on an infected device, it will create an autorun.inf file that is a system read only file. When the file opens , it will copy itself on all the drives on the system. This is also capable of damaging files on the system .
#3 Infected website
Another reason for malware propagation is through infected websites. When one visit an infected website, it can be an avenue for malware to infect such website. That is why it is not advisable for you to visit any website without a good anti virus installed on such system.
#4 Through fake codec
There are times that you visit websites and you are asked install some codes in order to watch videos and do some other things on the website. This might be an avenue to introduce malware into systems. You need to make sure that you install anti virus on order to prevent some of these malware from affecting data that you store into devices.
#5 Through shared folders
Another means of malware propagation is through shared folders. When a particular file is infected and that file is being sent to another devices. If anti virus scanning does not take place, then malware will be transferred from that device to another device.
#6 Fake anti virus
The prevalence of fake anti virus is another cause of malware propagation. When you download some of these anti virus online , they might be an avenue for loss of data. Some of them are not anti virus but are designed to look like such. They might ended up stealing sensitive data from your device.
#7 Through downloads
Different forms of download is another reason for malware propagation. When you download items from the internet and you fail to such such downloadable item before you open them , they can introduce malware that are capable of stealing sensitive data from your device.
#8 Peer to Peer file sharing
This enables sharing of music, audio, images , documents and software between two computers over the internet.
Shared files may contain security risks such as malware, spyware, and other malicious software.
Attackers are capable of sharing malware disguised as useful applications.
It can also be used to illegally distribute copyrighted materials that may attract civil or criminal penalties.
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