What is Malware? - Definition, Examples & Types


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_____ is a type of malware that may cause pop-up advertisements to appear outside the web browser.

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1. Malware that is used to steal your information and send it to a third party is known as _____

2. Malware is used to describe all types of bad software. Malware is a combination of what two words?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will allow you to answer questions about the different varieties and actions of common malware. The most prevalent and damaging types will be covered.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you'll see what you understand about:

  • Malware which causes pop up ads to appear
  • The type of malware that is used to steal your information
  • Malware that takes over your browser in order to change settings

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the origin of the term malware from the related computer lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main phrases from their definitions, such as what type of malware replicates itself to move among different systems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different varieties of malware, including types that seek to take control of your web browser

Additional Learning

Learn more about the different varieties of malware in the world with the lesson titled What is Malware? - Definition, Examples & Types. Concepts explained will include:

  • Ways viruses can infect your computer
  • What a Trojan virus is named after
  • Different ways to protect your computer against malware