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Melissa Bubbleboy WM Concept Stoned Michelangelo the list goes on and on You might ask what do all these names have in common The similarity between them is that they can cause damage to your computer In short they are simply known as computer viruses For most users the term computer virus is a synonym of the worst nightmares that can happen on heir system A computer virus is an illegal and potentially damaging computer program designed to infect other software by attaching itself to any software it contacts In many cases virus programs are designed to damage computer systems maliciously by destroying or corrupting data The viruses can do one or all of the following things Take control of your computer without your knowledge cause your computer to act strangely and cause damage to some filesAn infected file that is loaded into memory and executed causes a computer to catch a virus In a computer the virus first infects the computers memory The contact can take place by using a virus infected floppy disk or by opening a virus infected e-mail attachment or any other method where the virus comes into contact with the computers memory to infect the computer Also if the infected software is transferred to or accessed by another computer system the virus spreads to the other system If an infected file is not opened the virus cannot infect the computer There are millions and millions of viruses out in cyberspace and that list continues to grow weekly However all these viruses are only one of the 3 types of viruses The three types of viruses are a boot sector virus file virus and Trojan horse virus The boot sector virus hide on the sector of the disk known as the boot or partition table of a disk Affecting the computer system during the start-up process These viruses are difficult to deal with because they read during the start-up process
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