TYPES OF COMPUTER VIRUSES
Computer viruses have become common in recent years. They are
easily spread from one computer to another without the usual
protections. They infest a file or document which will be
transmitted to a third party PC. The latter will then be
contaminated. To better understand computer viruses, find out
what they are and their different versions.
What Is A Computer Virus?
The term "computer virus" describes a code or a program intended
to cause considerable damage to a computer system without the
knowledge of its user. Its purpose is to affect the performance of a
PC and spread to other devices. You will most often find it hidden
in a program or a file. These effects are manifold. Most of the time.
Most often, malware is inactive. They only become dangerous
when you activate them. Once they infest your machine, they take
dangerous actions. Thus, a virus can save your personal data and
passwords or take control of your computer.
To protect yourself effectively, you need to know the different
types of computer viruses that exist.
Worms are dangerous malware. If a computer virus needs to be
activated in order to function, these are quite self-contained. By
using a computer network, they can infect all the computers
connected to it. To do this, they exploit the existing loopholes.
Once installed in a PC, the worms multiply before infecting another
device. Usually to slow down the infested device. However, some of
these malicious programs can delete your data or steal it.
Adware is not, strictly speaking, viruses. Indeed, these are
programs that you install yourself in your machine after knowing
their effects. However, they can quickly become a nuisance. This is
because they are constantly sending you advertisements.
Adware is generally harmless. These programs run or register on
the websites you have visited. They can thus offer you advertising
tailored to your needs based on the analysis of your browsing
history. However, some software can disa