Ever since the first malicious self-copying code appeared in 1986 Computer viruses have been making your devices and computers sick. Some of them can destroy your devices, and others can cause slowdowns or even theft of your data. In most cases, if you react quickly, you will be able to remove viruses from your device.
A virus is a piece of software that, just like flu viruses, can reproduce by attaching itself to files and programs to infect them. They later, make copies of themselves. When a virus infects an application, it can spread to other devices and programs linked to the same networking. These virus can cause all kinds of damage. They can steal credit cards and passwords erase files, corrupt programs, or even take over your entire system.
Viruses can be transmitted from one computer to another using emails and text messages. They can also spread through Internet downloads of files or social media scams. Viruses can even infect smartphones and mobile devices through hiding inside of shady app downloads. Some viruses are playful in their intent and impact, while others were created with the goal of earning money.
In most countries, creating and propagating computer viruses is a crime. If you’re interested in knowing how to create a virus you can use Notepad and other tools. This is not for the faint-hearted, but it is a fun method to test your coding abilities. You’ll need to determine how your virus will behave once it has infected the system. This could be anything from displaying an error message, to deleting or corrupting data and contacting your friends’ contact lists.