software gaizto

Software capable of producing unauthorised processes in a system, designed to cause damage. Malware is catalogued based on the effects it produces in a computer. It is represented by hazard symbols or warnings that indicate a malignant file.

Some of the first malware were created as experiments, as jokes or to cause nuisance, not with the intention of provoking serious computer damage. Currently, malignant software is created to perform criminal acts, to damage data or provoke its disappearance.