How to Make a Computer Virus

Since the first malicious self-copying code was released in 1986 computer viruses have been causing your computers and devices sick. Some of them can brick your devices, while others can slow down or even steal your data. However, in the majority of cases, you can get a virus off your device if you take action quickly.

A virus is a type of software that, just like flu viruses, can reproduce by attaching itself to files and programs that infect them. They then create copies of themselves. Once the virus is infected by an application, it could be spread to other programs and devices connected to the same network. These viruses can cause a variety of damage. They can steal credit card and passwords and erase data, corrupt programs, or even completely take over your system.

Viruses can be transmitted from one computer to another using emails and text. They can also spread via Internet downloads, file downloads, or social media scams. Infections can also affect smartphones and mobile devices by hiding inside of shady app downloads. Certain viruses have a fun-focused intent and are designed to bring fun as well as others are designed to generate money.

The creation and spread of a virus is as a crime in many countries. If you’re interested to learn more, you can discover how to create a simple virus by using Notepad along with other tools. This is not for the faint-hearted however, it’s an enjoyable way to test out your programming skills. You’ll also need to decide what your virus will do once it’s infected. It could be anything from showing messages to deleting or corrupting data and spamming your contacts with friends.

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