• ActiveX controls are components that add dynamic and interactive features to Web pages. With ActiveX tools, multimedia effects, animation, a nd functional applications can be added to Web sites.
  • Address bar spoofing is a technique which makes a malicious URL appear like a legitimate one. Earlier observations of pop-up address bar spoofing on Internet Explorer® showed that the address bar was padded with special characters to show only a port
  • Adware or "advertising-supported software" refers to any piece of software or application that displays advertisements, usually through pop-up or pop-under windows. While they may be annoying to some users, adware are not inherently malicious and are
  • Different vendors often have their own approaches towards malware detection, which may result in different naming conventions. Aliases are other names used to refer to the same threat.
  • App stores are sites where users browse, download, and buy computing programs or "apps", mostly for mobile devices.
  • Applications are software programs developed for end-users to accomplish specific computing tasks. Apps, on the other hand, mostly refer to programs developed for mobile devices.
  • Advanced persistent threat [APT] is a military term adapted into the information security context that refers to attacks carried out by nation-states. APT-related threats are created by a group of developers using in-house tools that are not usually
  • Arrival method is commonly deemed synonymous to the terms “infection vector” and “infection channel” that both refer to how a particular malware gets inside computer systems. There are different arrival methods for a threat. They can either be:
  • Attachments are files embedded within online communication channels such as emails, instant messages, or social networks. File attachments can come in any form, such as images, documents, or programs.
  • The AutoRun technology is a Windows® feature Microsoft introduced in Windows 95. It allows Windows Explorer to automatically launch programs from inserted storage drives and other media. Its command is rooted into the applications and can&rsquo
  • This is a Windows function that allows applications, such as messaging clients, to immediately launch upon startup. Users can control this through a check box upon installation, or on system settings which uses the MSConfig command.