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What is a Computer Virus?

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Belcy Puerto

on 7 February 2013

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Transcript of What is a Computer Virus?

You can reduce the chances of getting a virus in your computer by not opening some e-mails or entering to any link they tell you to specially if you weren't expecting that e-mail, because viruses mascaraed as people you know! You might think you are going to open a file that your best friend sent you and it ends up being a virus. Also avoiding to download thing that you don't know what they are, but since they told yo too, you do it, that can give you a TERRIBLE virus. Here are some types of viruses:
*1260 *Actifed
*4k *Ada
*5lo *Agena
*A and A *AGI-Plan
*Abraxas *Ah
*Acid *Al
*ABC What is a Computer Virus? A computer virus is: a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer. There are 2 main ways you can get a computer virus into your computer:
*Opening just an "regular" e-mail
*Downloading a file What are...? What to do to Prevent from Getting a Virus Types of Virus How can you get a virus in your computer? Computer Worms: are a standalone malware computer program that replicates itself in order to spread to another computer. Rootkits: is a stealthy type of software, often malicious, designed to hide the existence of certain processes or programs from normal methods of detection and enable continued privileged access to a computer. Spyware: software that self-installs on a computer, enabling information to be gathered covertly about a person's internet use, password, etc Phishing: is a scam by which an e-mail user is duped into revealing personal or confidential information which the scammer can use illicitly.
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