Ever since the first malicious self-copying software 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 computer or even steal your data. In most cases, if you react quickly, you will be able to remove the virus from your device.
A virus is a piece of software that, similar to the flu virus, can reproduce by attaching itself to files and programs, infect them, and later, make copies of themselves. Once a virus has infected the program, it propagates to other devices and programs attached to the same network. These viruses can cause all kinds of damage. They can take credit and passwords and erase files, corrupt programs, or even take over your entire system.
Viruses can be transmitted from one computer to another through emails and text. They can also spread through Internet downloads of files or social media scams. They can infect smartphones and mobile devices with fraudulent apps. Certain viruses have a playful intent and are designed to cause laughter as well as others are designed for financial gain.
In many countries, creating and spreading computer viruses is considered a crime. If you’re interested and want to know how to create a simple virus using Notepad and some other tools. This isn’t for those who aren’t confident, but it’s an interesting method to test your coding abilities. You’ll have to decide what the virus will do after it has infected the system. It could be anything from showing a message to deleting or corrupting data, and even spamming contacts of your friends.