Since 1986 the year that the first malicious code that copies itself was released computer viruses have caused your computers and devices sick. Some of them can destroy your devices, and others slow down or steal your data. However, in the majority of cases you can wipe a virus from your device if it is removed quickly.
A virus is a bit of software that, similar to flu viruses, can reproduce by attaching itself to programs and files then infecting them. They then produce copies of themselves. Once a virus has infected a program, it spreads to other devices and programs connected to the same network. These viruses can cause all sorts of damage. They can take credit card and passwords and erase data, corrupt software, or even completely take over your system.
The spread of viruses can be from one computer to the next via emails and text. They may also propagate through Internet file downloads or social media scams. The virus can infect smartphones and mobile devices through shady apps. Some viruses are playful in their intent and impact, while others were designed with the intention of generating money.
In most countries, creating and spreading computer viruses is a crime. But if you’re curious and want to know how to create a simple virus by using Notepad and other tools. This is not for the faint-hearted however it’s an enjoyable way to test out your programming skills. You’ll need to determine what the virus will do after it has infected the system. This could range from displaying a warning to delete data or destroying it or even contacting contacts lists of your friends.