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#1 cosmic_sniper05

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 02:10 PM

I'm a bit confused with terms such as Virus, Malware, Rootkits, Trojans, Rogue, Worm, Adware, Spyware, etc. I all sounds like a bit synonymous to me though I know a little difference among them specially the last 2.

Please help me know detailed difference among these or are there other things that belong to the "family."

I would like to know this so I can improve the content of my blog.



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Edited by cosmic_sniper05, 22 May 2009 - 02:15 PM.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 04:22 PM

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/malware-removal/worm
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 09:29 PM

The Difference Between a Computer Virus, Worm and Trojan Horse

Also at that site you can type in the other identifiers not mentioned and get definitions for them, to fill out your knowledge base.

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