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Definition of the noun malware

What does malware mean as a name of something?


  1. malicious software, designed to break into a system

Alternative definition of the noun malware


  1. [computing] Software which has been designed to operate in a malicious, undesirable manner.


Malware, short for malicious software, is any software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. It can appear in the form of executable code, scripts, active content, and other software. 'Malware' is a general term used to refer to a variety of forms of hostile or intrusive software. The term badware is sometimes used, and applied to both true malware and unintentionally harmful software.

  • also known as 恶意软件

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Malware

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Google previewThe Basics of Cyber Safety (2016)

Computer and Mobile Device Safety Made Easy by John Sammons, Michael Cross

Malware is a term that's short for malicious software and describes any type of code that's designed to compromise the...

Google previewEnterprise Mac Security: Mac OS X Snow Leopard (2010)

by Charles Edge, William Barker, Beau Hunter, Gene Sullivan, Ken Barker

Malware is a term used by security professionals to reference any software that is designed to infiltrate or damage computer systems without the owner's informed consent. “Informed” is the key word here. A user might consent by clicking an ...

Google previewThe Audacity to Spy (2014)

How Government, Business, and Hackers Rob Us of Privacy by Catherine Nolan, Ashley M. Wilson, JD

Malware is an abbreviation for malicious software, or software used to disrupt computer operations, gather sensitive information or gain hostile access to computer systems. Malware is a general term used to refer to a variety of types of ...

Google previewContemporary Business (2011)

by Louis E. Boone, David L. Kurtz

Malware is any malicious software program designed to infect computer systems. Examples include viruses, worms, botnets, Trojan horses, and spyware. Ethical issues affecting information systems include the proper use of the systems by ...

Google previewAn Introduction to Information Systems (2013)

by David Whiteley

Malware is a serious issue for computer users and the authors/publishers of malware could presumably be prosecuted under the Computer Misuse Act, if caught...

against malware is the use of firewalls and antivirus software (see Chapter 9).

Google previewNetworking Essentials (2012)

by Jeffrey S. Beasley, Piyasat Nilkaew

Nowadays, malware is the term used to encompass all malicious programs intended to harm, disrupt, deny, or gain unauthorized access to a computing system. Malware is short for malicious software. Viruses and worms are considered a type ...

Google previewCooperative Networking (2011)

by Mohammad S. Obaidat, Sudip Misra

Malware is the common term for code designed to exploit or damage a computer, server, or network. Malware include Virus, Worms, Trojan and Spyware. A computer virus is a computer program that can insert/copy itself into one or more files ...

Google previewAdvanced Information Systems Engineering Workshops (2014)

CAiSE 2014 International Workshops, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 16-20, 2014, Proceedings by Lazaros Iliadis, Michael Papazoglou, Klaus Pohl

Introduction Malware is a kind of software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. It can appear in the form of code, scripts, active content, or any other. To identify already ...

Google preview101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers (2013)

by John Walkenbach

Malware refers to something that can harm your system. Hackers have figured out several ways to manipulate Excel files so that harmful code can execute. Protected View essentially prevents these types of attacks by opening a file in a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cyber Warfare (2017)

by Paul J. Springer

Malware, short for “malicious software,” is a broad term that applies to any software designed to disrupt the function of a computer or network. It encompasses everything from state-sponsored cyber attacks to intrusive advertising on ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Multimedia Technology and Networking, Second Edition (2008)

by Pagani, Margherita

Administrative-level authority for users, who may install unapproved software, and so forth • Employees using unapproved IM and file-sharing at work (tunnel through firewalls and introduce Malware, e.g. Skype) Target: Operating Systems and ...

Google previewUrban Dictionary (2009)

Fularious Street Slang Defined by, Aaron Peckham

Stupid malware!

Google previewEncyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime (2005)

by Lawrence M. Salinger

Malware, also known as a “Trojan Horse,” is malicious software that is intended to plant a program on a computer, without the owner's knowledge, that will cause certain outcomes. For example, malware can attach itself to software such as ...

Google previewDictionary of Information Security (2006)

by Robert Slade

malware collective term ...

Google previewConsumer Survival (2013)

An Encyclopedia of Consumer Rights, Safety, and Protection by Wendy Reiboldt

vulnerability assessment, and daily website malware scanning. These offerings assist in data security as well as increasing trust among potential consumers. An additional means for consumers to gain trust in a website is to have the option to ...

Google previewCybersecurity Lexicon (2016)

by Luis Ayala

For example, an innocent download made by the user can be injected with the malware executable on the fly so that the target system then is accessible to hackers. • spear phishing: A carefully crafted e-mail is sent to the target in order to ...

Google previewWebster's New World Hacker Dictionary (2006)

by Bernadette Schell, Clemens Martin

Malware (general term): Comes in many forms and can be any program or source code producing output that the computer owner does not need, want, or expect. For example, malware can be a remote access Trojan horse that can not only ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Mobile Computing and Commerce (2007)

by Taniar, David

application access control, client/servercommunications security, and anti- malware protection.

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Scrabble value of M3A1L1W4A1R1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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