Anti-malware software is a sort of software program designed to safeguard information technology (IT) networks and individual computers against harmful software, often known as malware. Anti-malware software scans a computer system for malware in order to prevent, detect, and remove it.

Malware is short for malicious software, which is software that is specifically designed to corrupt data or a computer system. It refers to software that is used to disrupt computer operations, obtain sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. Malware typically takes the form of malicious code hidden in computer systems and is frequently installed without the owner's knowledge or approval.

Cryptocurrencies have no geographical boundaries—anyone, at any time, may access them with no limitations or hidden costs from intermediaries. The blockchain industry is well-known for its anonymity, as users' private information is kept behind a cryptographic wall. It protects them against fraud and identity theft.

However, cryptocurrencies' apparent profitability, simplicity of use, and anonymity make them an ideal breeding ground for hackers. The surge in cryptocurrency popularity has corresponded with an increase in the number of malware outbreaks that infect PCs and turn them into armies of bitcoin-mining machines.