Scammers are getting increasingly sophisticated in their attempts to get remote access to your computer. Online tech support scams usually involve someone pretending to be a tech support person who is helping you solve some made-up problem or get rid of a virus that will require remote access to your computer.
Malicious software or malware is a broad umbrella term used for specific programs or software that are hostile and intrusive to your device. Malware can crash, reboot, and slow down the function of your device.
Everyone takes a risk when they use the Internet. Things like scams, viruses, and online predators are just a few of the dangers floating around the web.