You’ve shed weight, lost your appetite, and experience mood swings. You wake up feeling weak, and it’s slowing you down as you go about your day.

If you’re a computer, you’re suffering from worm infestation.

This malware gains access mostly through an infected email attachment. It then burrows inside your operating system where it silently steals data, slows down bandwidth, and disrupts computer functions.

Unlike a virus, a computer worm doesn’t need a software host or human intervention to replicate and spread. If not purged at once, it will eat your computer up from inside and may even shut it down.

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