What Is A Computer Virus? Describe Different Types Of Computer Viruses?

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Anonymous answered
Computer viruses are unwanted programme which effects the computers leading to loss of storage data. It slows down the speed of computer.
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James Anderson answered
Computer virus can lot of damage your computer A virus is inactive until you execute an infected program or application, some viruses specifically to damage the data on your computer by corrupting programs , deleting files, your hard drive, For More information you can visit our website : www.iyogi.net
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Cheese Burger answered

A computer virus is a malicious software program loaded onto a user’s computer without the user’s knowledge and performs malicious actions. Viruses can enter your computer as attachments to an email or in a downloaded file, or they can be hidden on a zip drive. It's usually not obvious that a virus is present.

Even if you’re careful, you can pick up computer viruses through normal Web activities like:

  • Sharing music, files, or photos with other users
  • Visiting an infected website
  • Opening spam email or an email attachment
  • Downloading free games, toolbars, media players and other system utilities
  • Installing the fake mainstream software applications
It is important that you are aware of the different types of viruses that are affecting your computers. Here are some of the worst types of past and recent computer viruses and provides simple solutions for avoiding them.

Browser Hijacker
Imagine typing in an internet address and automatically bouncing through several different sites. When this happens, a browser hijacker is responsible for the incident. Unfortunately, hijackers are usually attached to appealing toolbars, programs and other free downloads you choose. They often have the word "search" in their names. A good security program can detect nearly all of these.

Resident Virus
This form of computer virus is very destructive. It embeds itself in the computer's memory to carry out operations. This means whenever you run your operating system, the virus is working. It has varying effects, but it will clear up space on your computer for its own use by corrupting and deleting your files.

File Infector Virus
This virus also infects executable files or programs. When you run these programs, the file infector virus is activated as well which can slow down the program and produce other damaging effects. A large block of existing viruses belongs to this category.
Polymorphic Virus
These viruses are harder to detect. This is because security programs scan coding to identify viruses, but these specific viruses both encrypt and change their coding. They continually changing their operations over time, which may affect the programs you use.

Network Virus
Basically, this type of virus spreads out through Local Network Area (LAN) and through the internet. These viruses replicate through shared resources, including drives and folders. When network viruses enter a computer, they look for their potential prey. Dangerous network viruses include Nimda and SQLSlammer.

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Taila Nevado answered

A virus is a malicious computer program designed to harm
your PC. There are different types which can corrupt the whole system or delete
all your files. They are usually inserted into your computer via a harmless
document or program. That is why it is important to use a good anti-virus. Have
a look at this link: https://www.voipshield.com/20-common-types-of-viruses-affecting-your-computer/ .  I am sure it will help you.

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carlos Striker answered

As in humans infective agents undermine immune system similar in nature but destroys data etc. causes computer to crash.

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