Malware also known as Malicious software is a program built to harm your computer. They can cause severe permanent damage to your machine. They come from various sources like Email, links, software/app downloads, and sometimes even ads. While most of them cause permanent damage to your system, some forms of malware can also make your computer slow down. So you should regularly diagnose your system to detect such malware.
One of the best ways to protect your computer from malicious software is by installing good antivirus software. If you don’t want to spend a penny you can also use some of the free antiviruses like Avira, AVG, Bit defender, Microsoft Defender, etc. Well, if you opt for premium options, we recommend Norton, TotalAV, or McAfee; these are the popular paid antivirus software.
If you feel like the malware has already invaded the system, you can run a quick scan using one of the best free scanners named “SafetyDetectives Known Vulnerabilities Scanner”. It will scan your computer to find out if any unsafe programs are running on your computer, aware user of the vulnerabilities, and recommends fixes based on these vulnerabilities