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Mike Halsey, Windows 10 Troubleshooting, 10.1007/978-1-4842-0925-7_19

19. Malware and Viruses

Mike Halsey

(1)Gleadless Valley, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK

Probably the worst fate to befall a PC is for it to become infected with malware. Long gone are the days when viruses were fairly innocuous things; the first one I got on a PC played “Yankee Doodle Dandy” to me every day at five o’clock. Nowadays viruses and malware exist to make money, real money, for the criminal gangs that create them. Why is this? Simply put, a few years ago, many criminals around the world discovered that, rather than rob banks and steal jewelry, they could make much more money sitting at home by infecting our computers.

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