DERIVATIVES OF MALWARE IN AN OPERATING SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND PREVENTIVE MEASURES

The main objective of this study was to determine all kinds of malware that affects the computers of La Consolacion University Philippines and to know where it came from and to give a preventive measure on the said malware spread this study will benefit the computer users of the university. Operating System manages hardware and software resources and provides usual services for computer programs. They are an essential component of the system software in a computer system and also serve as the foundation of the application program to install and run to the computer. Some types of malware can infect a computer by being downloaded through the Web browser when the user visits an infected website. Worms can be particularly insidious, because they can infect a computer without permission to users. Some computer performance, like using the internet, downloading a file/s or even performing backup using the flash drive or simply opening a file can cause computer malware that makes the computer unstable.

Keywords: Malware, Cyber Threats, Anti-virus, Trojan Horse, Spyware, Root Kit, Adware, Virus.