Computer Virus

A computer program with the ability to modify other programs usually to the detriment of the computer system. The intention of the virus is to cause chaos and destruction to the computer. In most cases it is limited to the software, but there have been some instances in which a virus had damaged a piece of hardware.

Examples:

Some famous viruses that have been discovered over the years include Relax, Melissa.A, Bablas, mydoom, ILOVEYOU.

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Additional Information:

StayingSafe.org ToolBox
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