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Unformatted text preview: mail or doing a function that you do not specifically call for. 5. Why are rootkits among the most dangerous type of malware? They typically exploit vulnerabilities in the system kernel so they are difficult to find and operate without the users knowledge. Most antivirus software will not find the rootkit and once it is found it is difficult to remove. 6. What is the difference between spyware ad adware? Spyware infects a system and monitors system activity while adware creates fake ads to send to the user based on browsing history in an attempt to get them to click on it. 7. Our computer has been infected with malware that displays an objectionable image on your screen as soon as you try to copy some text using the key sequence Ctrl + C. How would you classify this malware? It would be classified as a logic bomb because it is set to do a specific action each time the user performs a function....
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