Top 10 Malware Threats To Microsoft PCs

7. Viruses

Viruses are programs that infect other files in a computer. They are sometimes used by cybercriminals to turn off system processes, including antivirus and other security programs. Microsoft said it detected a high amount of infections of the Sality virus, which targets Windows executable files, delivering damaging malware that deletes files and cripples the normal system functions.

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