'Malware' a word most commonly related to viruses, it covers much more than this. In fact, virus is a type of malware itself. Malware includes any sort of programmed threat to your computer such as adware, keyloggers, spyware, Trojans, viruses, and worms to name a few.
This is why it is so important to have good security on all of your devices, such as a firewall and antivirus, as there are a lot of people on the internet who can and will take advantage of an open system.
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