Drive-by Download

Drive-by Download refers to the unintended downloading software from the Internet. It could mean clicking on a link, then authorizing the download without understanding what was really downloaded to your computer. It could also mean unknowingly downloading a virus or spyware. Drive-by Downloads can occur though emails and when visiting websites, clicking unknown links including pop-up windows. The risk is that the malicious content downloaded then exploits vulnerabilities in the victim’s computer system and be able to run code without the victim’s knowledge.