Since the first nefarious self-copying software was released in 1986 computer viruses have been causing your computers and devices sick. Some of them can brick your devices, while others slow down or steal your data. In the majority of cases, if you take action quickly, you can remove the virus from your device.
A virus is a piece of code that, like the flu virus, can reproduce by attaching itself to files and programs to infect them. They then make copies of themselves. When a virus is infected by the program, it propagates to other devices and programs linked to the same networking. These viruses can cause all sorts of damage by stealing passwords and credit card information and deleting data, as well as corrupting programs, and even completely taking over your system.
The spread of viruses can be from one computer to another using text and email attachments. They may also spread via Internet file downloads or social media scams. The virus can infect smartphones and mobile devices through malicious apps. Some viruses are designed to be playful and are designed to bring amusement, while others are designed for financial gain.
Creating and spreading a virus is considered to be a crime in the majority of countries. But if you’re curious, you can learn how to make a simple virus using Notepad as well as other tools. This isn’t for the faint-hearted however, it’s an enjoyable way to test out your coding abilities. You’ll need a plan for what the virus will do after it has infected your system. It could range from displaying an error message, to deleting or corrupting data, and even spamming your contacts with friends.