Since the very first malicious self-copying code was released in 1986 Computer virus have been causing computers and devices sick. Some viruses can destroy your device, while others could slow down your system or steal your data. In most cases, if take action quickly, you can get rid of the virus from your device.
A virus is a bit of software that, similar to the flu virus, can reproduce by attaching itself to files and programs, infect them, and then create copies of themselves. Once a virus infects a program, it spreads to other devices and programs that are connected to the same network. These virus can cause all kinds of damage. They can steal passwords and credit cards or erase information, corrupt programs or even take over your entire system.
Depending on the type of virus, it may spread from one machine to another via text or email attachments, Internet file downloads, or social media scam links. These viruses can infect smartphones and mobile devices through malicious apps. Certain viruses have a fun-focused intent and are designed to cause enjoyment and entertainment, while others are made to earn money.
In the majority of countries, creating and propagating computer viruses is considered a crime. But if you’re curious, you can learn how to make a simple virus using Notepad and some other tools. This isn’t for those who aren’t confident but it’s a fun method to test your programming abilities. You’ll need to decide how your virus will behave after it has infected the system. This can range from displaying an alert to corrupting data or even spamming contacts of your friends.