Malware is a software application written with the intent of damaging devices and/or stealing data. Viruses, Trojans, Spyware and Ransomware are all examples of malware. In most instances, users are unaware that their system is infected with malware until it is too late.
When it comes to malware, prevention is better than cure. Some of the recommended defences against malware includes Antivirus, Anti-ransomware, User Education & Awareness and Application Whitelisting.