Common Malware Programs
What is malware and why do you need to remove it?
Your website is an important marketing tool. It’s available for your customers to find whenever they need your products or services so it should be a safe and welcoming place to visit full of information about what you offer to help customers make decisions relating to their needs.
But what if your website infected your customers PC with a virus or was full of links to unsavoury websites or maybe even recorded what keys were being pressed on their PC’s after they’d visited your website? Your reputation would take a battering and you would more than likely lose customers.
Malware is usually thought of as a malicious program that has infected a PC but it is also a big problem for website owners. Many sites that are infected are often left compromised for extended periods of time because the website owners are simply unaware that there is a problem until complaints start coming in or Google displays a warning telling visitors that their website has possible malware.
So, detecting and removing any malware should be a priority for any website owner. But what is it and how did it get onto their website in the first place?
Most malware is added to a website by a hacker. Reasons for carrying out such attacks vary depending on the motives of the hacker but it’s usually motivated by money. Other hackers may carry out attacks for bragging rights within their group or simply because they’re bored.
Learn more about common malware below: