No matter who you are and what you do today the use of a computer is vital to your success. With increasing technological advances and direct connection of the entire world through networks, the web, and various lines of communication, using computers is becoming the way of life. With all its benefits come the problems associated with it. Granted the pros out-weigh the cons, it is still evident that nothing good comes easy. That is why so much malware is constantly revealing itself through our computerized world. Malware is short for malicious software and is typically used as a catch-all term to refer to any software designed to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network, whether it is a virus, spyware, and or anything harmful to your computer. We all know that viruses, just as in the medicinal world, can quickly spread and evolve as it cleverly finds ways to inflict damage of some sort to any computer (most times accidental). Viruses are computer programs or scripts that attempt to spread from one file to another on a single computer and/or from one computer to another, using a variety of methods, without the knowledge and consent of the computer user. This makes it hard to predict because most users have no idea that they are sending and receiving viruses. The most significant characteristic of a virus is that it spreads itself most commonly through emails.