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Transcript of Computer Viruses
What is a Computer Virus?
Why Are They Dangerous?
People can get a virus and not know they had it until it has spread through the entire computer.
Some viruses don’t do much more than try to mess things up or just be annoying. Others are written to do as much damage as possible.
The main job they have is to replicate as much
Hijackers can be very dangerous depending on what they hijack.
Damage computer performance
Spread itself to other computers through yours
Erase everything on your hard disc
What Can it do to My Computer?
Browsing the Internet
Installing or updating a program
Opening e-mail attachments
Not running the latest updates
Pirating software, music, or movies
No anti virus spy ware scanner
Downloading infected software
How Do I Get Viruses?
1) What is a computer virus?
2) Why are they dangerous?
3) How do I get computer viruses?
4) How can I avoid computer viruses?
5) What Can It do to My Computer?
6) How Can I Remove Them?
7) Heartbleed Bug
8) Top Ten Computer Viruses
Install a quality anti-virus program
Perform virus scans regularly
Don't click on e-mail links or attachments
Browse with common sense
How Can I Avoid Computer Viruses?
By: Josiah Wallman
and Spencer Noble
In conclusion, there are many different viruses out
there but they are easily avoided if you think before
The Heartbleed Bug is a virus that has infected
many popular security websites. The virus allows
malicious hackers to see information that is
supposed to be secret between the customer and
Keep your anti virus program up to date.New viruses are being made all the time, and anti viruses are updated frequently.
Use an online scanner. Scanners will search your computer for the latest viruses. scanners won't protect you from getting a virus, but they can help find and remove viruses your computer already has.
Stop a runaway virus. If your computer is performing slowly and accessing the network more frequently than normal, you should disconnect from the Internet and network.
Manually remove viruses. Sometimes a virus must be removed manually. This is often a technical process and should only be attempted by computer users who have experience.
How Can I Remove Them?
Code Red I and II Computer Viruses
Morris Computer Virus
Brain Computer Virus
Top Ten Computer Viruses