Malicious software


Updated: April 1, 2012

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection SP1, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection, Windows Intune, Forefront Endpoint Protection, System Center 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection

Malicious software, or "malware," is typically used as a catch-all term to refer to any software designed to deliberately harm a single computer, server, or computer network. Software categorized as malicious software can include viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, and other unwanted software.