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The Top 5 Computer Viruses

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Nicholas Perkins

on 12 May 2015

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Computer viruses are small software programs that are designed to spread from one computer to another and to interfere with computer operation.
Typically made just to make you mad and smash your computer.
What is a Computer Virus?
1998-2004
Top 5 Worst Viruses
A Windows worm first discovered in 2004, it was created by computer science student Sven Jaschan, who also created the Netsky worm. While the payload itself may be seen as simply annoying (it slows down and crashes the computer, while making it hard to reset without cutting the power), the effects were incredibly disruptive, with millions of computers being infected, and important, critical infrastructure affected.
Sasser
Damage it's caused...
The ILOVEYOU virus is considered one of the most virulent computer virus ever created and it’s not hard to see why. Its supposed to be a love letter by a secret admirer. All you have to do is open it and the virus spreads by automatically sending the email to the recent 10 people on your contacts. Year was not stated.
ILOVEYOU Virus
The Top 5 Computer Viruses
Created by: Nicholas Perkins
Code Red first surfaced on 2001 and was discovered by two eEye Digital Security employees. It was named Code Red because the the pair were drinking Code Red Mountain Dew at the time of discovery.
Code Red
Melissa
Named after an exotic dancer from Florida, it was created by David L. Smith in 1999. It started as an infected Word document that was posted up on the alt.sex usenet group, claiming to be a list of passwords for pornographic sites.
Also known as Downup or Downadup, Conficker is a worm of unknown authorship for Windows that made its first appearance in 2008. The name comes form the English word, configure and a German pejorative.It infects computers using flaws in the OS to create a botnet.
Conficker
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