Malware is a virus or malicious code designed to steal your personal information or hijack your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Malware can find its way onto your device through an email, a website, text message or instant messages. In most situations, you don’t know it is happening. Popup ads that appear without an open browser, warnings from a security program that you never installed, or navigation that redirects your browser can all be signs of malware.
Best Practices to Avoid Malware
- Keep antivirus software up-to-date on all of your devices.
- Maintain current updates for all of your devices.
- Only download apps from trusted sources like the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.