Malicious Code, sometimes called malware, is defined as any computer code, files, scripts, agents, programs, or applications that perform unwanted actions on your computer. Unwanted actions can include but are not limited to:
- installing software without your permission or knowledge,
- redirecting your web browser to infected websites,
- logging your keystrokes,
- using your computer to send illegal content or files, or
- using your computer as part of a Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.
For more information, see the Algonquin College Information Security website