Symantec reports that there are nearly 12000 variants of malware detected every day. Isn’t that a big number? It is. We are sometimes “jaw down” by seeing the technological advancements but at the same time there is other side of the coin and the other side is so devastating. Everyday some system or other is reported to be affected by the malware and gets doomed. So what is this all about? What are malware? These are some of the questions that arise in the minds of many hazards that we face from malware of those are felt although we are in the heights of viewing what is happening in moon. Virus, worms, spyware, adware’s, Trojan horse and everything that hinders your system without your knowledge and eats up the information and sometimes corrupts are called malware. The effects of these worms are very fatal to your system that it should not be taken lightly. It is said that one should always do a complete system check of the files once in 10 days just to keep you informed about the effects of the virus.

The reason for almost all of the computer owners to talk about the malware is not by the way it affects the system or the information but, by the way it spreads in the system. A virus, as it is rightly called, spreads exponentially once it sets up its base in the system. In contrast to viruses, the intention of the creators of malware is not to destroy your system but to peep into the important information that you have on your PC, so that they can leverage the information. Attackers spend a lot of time ensuring that the tools and malware look and behave like regular applications, which makes detection difficult. There are lots of organizations working to stop these people to hack your computer. Some of these are Kaspersky, Norton, McAfee etc.

How do they infringe even though we have a firewall? The question is still unanswered. Is there any solution for this fatal ruthless infringement? Some would say that keep your anti-virus software updated and do a system run now and then, scan the external hardrive before using it and keep a back up of all the important information you have in your system. The saddest part is that, there are some malware that could even affect the anti-virus application.

So can we outsmart the virus by any chance? One way of outsmarting malware is through changing the extension of the executable file of the anti-virus program. But we have to make sure that the program runs with no problems what so ever. Experts suggest that one can change the extension of the executable to .com from .exe. One can also check the “hide the known extension file types” in the folder option under tools in Windows. Although this is not the only solution to all the malware attacks but it’s just a try to stop the malware hunks!