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Plan 1 What is a computer virus 2 Types of computer viruses 21 a place of existence 211 file infectors 212 boot viruses 213 multi-partite viruses 214 macro viruses 22 used operation system 23 work algorithms 3 Conclusion Abstract This paper is about the classification of computer viruses Firstly the paper tells what a computer virus is what viruses can do and what they cant do Then there are basic ways of classification a place of situation used operation system and work algorithms In conclusion its said about future of classification 1 What is computer virus A virus is a piece of software designed and written to adversely affect your computer by altering the way it works without your knowledge or permission In more technical terms a virus is a segment of program code that implants itself to one of your executable files and spreads systematically from one file to another Computer viruses do not spontaneously generate They must be written and have a specific purpose Usually a virus has two distinct functions Spreads itself from one file to another without your input or knowledge Technically this is known as self-replication and propagation Implements the symptom or damage planned by the perpetrator This could include erasing a disk corrupting your programs or just creating havoc on your computer Technically this is known as the virus payload which can be benign or malignant at the whim of the virus creator A benign virus is one that is designed to do no real damage to your computer For example a virus that conceals itself until some predetermined date or time and then does nothing more than display some sort of message is considered benign A malignant virus is one that attempts to inflict malicious damage to your computer although the damage may not be intentional There are a significant number of viruses that cause damage due to poor programming and outright
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