Over the years, malicious software – or malware – has developed into an extremely serious threat that can place your computer… your precious files, photos, music and financial information… your money… and your children… at risk. However, there are steps you can take to ensure you don’t become a victim of today’s increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks and Internet security threats.
Svchost.exe actually stands for "service host," and it is a file used by many Windows applications. Despite this, it often is mistaken as a virus because malware authors have been known to attach malicious files to the svchost.exe service to prevent detection.
In order to commit a wide range of cybercrimes – including stealing banking details, generating revenues from premium-charge phone numbers or demanding ransom payments – cybercriminals have created and distributed network worms… many of which have caused Internet epidemics.
When it comes to cybersecurity, there are few terms with more name recognition than "computer viruses." Despite the prevalence of these threats and their wide-spread impact, however, many users don't know about the basic nature of viruses.