Malware is typically spread through phishing emails or infected websites. Phishing emails are fake emails that appear to be from a legitimate source, such as a financial institution or a company like Amazon. These emails often contain links or attachments that, when clicked on, will download and install malware onto your computer. Infected websites are websites that have been compromised by hackers and now contain malware. When you visit an infected website, your computer can become infected with malware.