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What Are Negative Effect Of Computer Viruses?

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Computer Viruses slows down the performance of your computer system. It contains codes that runs itself and spreads themselves to your whole computer. These codes comes in with different programs and when executed, they slow down your system to an extent that a single operation might take many minutes to perform. They will also start consuming too much of your computer's memory, your graphics and sound might not work properly. And, worst is that they result in data corruption which can make in loosing important data on computers.
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Emily Lauren , My name is Emily.. I love getting updated in latest technologies.., answered

Exactly, I had ransomware virus into my PC and it often popped out ads into my PC that redirected to malicious websites... As you said data corrupted all my important files and stolen my private information. I did not have any kind of windows antivirus in my PC at that time.. Later I realized how important is antivirus to PC and installed them and deleted those viruses. I would suggest each and every PC to have an antivirus to stay secured from viruses.

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Zoey Lynn , Miss-know-it-all, answered

Most of the time, it just annoying. I'm not talking about those serious ones, i've got adware, browser hijacker and ransomware, drive me crazy already. Since the infection, my PC running speed was decelerated and it got weirder later, as the system resources have been taken by unknown applications/processes running in the BG (triggered by viruses). Have to remove the computer virus completely and timely.


Kelly Bell Profile
Kelly Bell answered

Computer virus can slow down your computer. Might corrupt
your system files and make some programs faulty or corrupt. Virus damage your
boot sector creating problems when you boot into the windows and it steal
important information from your computer and send to some other person. Might
change the power ratings of your computer and could blast the system. So, to protect your PC have to install antivirus scanner
or software.

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Cheese Burger answered

Ransomware is one of the most "popular" malware these days.
Once it's taken over your computer, threatens you with harm, usually by denying you access to your data, which means all the files on your computer would be locked with an encrypted key. The attacker demands a ransom from the victim, promising — not always truthfully — to restore access to the data upon payment.

The victim would be shown instructions for how to pay a fee to get the decryption key. The costs can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands, payable to cybercriminals in Bitcoin mostly.

There are a number of vectors ransomware can take to access a computer. One of the most common delivery systems is phishing spam — attachments that come to the victim in an email, being faked as a file they should trust. Once they're downloaded and opened, they can take over the victim's computer, especially if they have built-in social engineering tools that trick users into allowing administrative access. Some other, more aggressive forms of ransomware, like Dharma Ransomware, exploit security holes to infect computers without needing to trick users.

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Karl Sagan answered

First of all, when it comes to private use of the PC and viruses, the first thing that can become a big problem for you is the high load on the processor or video card in the case of worms, trojans and miners. These loads wear out your PC's components faster, increase power consumption, and decrease performance. The worst thing is data leakage when using PCs from different companies. For such cases, additional enterprise office 365 data security is used to prevent data leaks.

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