Information Technology

Gartner Glossary

Malware

Malware is "malicious software" specifically designed to cause damage and disruption to computer systems and devices. To combat the many potential malware threats - viruses, worms, Trojan horses, ransomware, spyware, adware, bots - security and risk management professionals deploy a variety of strategies and techniques, including antivirus software, firewalls and security gateways.

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