Since 1986 the year that the first malicious code that copies itself was released, computer viruses have made your computers and devices sick. Certain viruses can damage your devices, and others can slow down or even steal your data. In most cases, if respond quickly, you can get rid of the virus from your device.
A virus is a type of piece or program that, similar to a flu virus, is able to reproduce itself by attaching to files and programs, and then infecting them. Then, it makes copies of itself. Once an infection by a virus is detected in a program, it can spread to other programs and devices connected to the same network. These virus can cause all kinds of damage. They can steal credit cards and passwords or erase files, corrupt programs, or even completely take over your system.
Depending on the kind of virus, it can spread from one computer to another via text or attachments to emails, Internet file downloads, or social media scams. The virus can infect smartphones and mobile devices with fraudulent applications. Some viruses are fun in both intent and effect while others were created with the goal of earning money.
In the case of spreading and creating a virus, it is considered to be a crime in the majority of countries. If you’re interested to learn more, you can discover how to create a simple virus using Notepad and other tools. It’s not for the faint of heart but it’s a fun method to test your programming abilities. You’ll also have to decide what the virus will do once it has infected a system. It could range from displaying a warning to the deletion of data or its corruption, and even spamming the contact lists of your friends.