For all intents and purposes, malware and virus mean the same thing. There are many types of malware out there, which have many different purposes.

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For each of the following types of malware/tools, write one sentence about what they are and their purpose. You're gonna have to google a bit and you will come across things you don't totally understand. Rabithole a bit, but don't worry too much, write down questions you have and things you don't understand in your Question Sheets.

  • Worm
  • Vulnerability Exploitation Tool
  • Exploit Scanner
  • Remote Access Tool (RAT)/Implant/Spyware
  • Dropper/Loader
  • Trojan
  • Ransomware
  • Wipers
  • Webshell
  • Scareware
  • Adware
  • Rootkit
  • Bootkit
  • Bots
  • DDOS/Booter
  • Miners
  • Potentially unwanted programs(PUP)/ Browser "Helpers"/Shareware
  • Also describe what a crypter is and what FUD means in this context. (Hint: Use the google search operator " " for this. Ex. "malware crypter" & "FUD malware")