A computer virus is a malware software / program which replicates itself by inserting it copies of itself into other devices probably a computer or laptop in data files, or the boot sector of the hard drive. When the program / software becomes successful in implementing the desired things on the affected areas, then it said to be ‘infected’ device.
In this modern technology, still a good number of loopholes are exist. A network of computers could easily communicate with infected files and programs without the knowledge and permission of it’s user / owner. This type of attack is known as virus attack. It could destroy your important files, corrupt it or simply expose your important information to the original creator of the virus program.
A macro program is a piece of code which is generally embedded in a data file to fool the computer user. This type of virus works same like other viruses but the main difference is, a macro virus is embedded in data files such as documents rather than executable programs. It’s a very dangerous virus which could affect all your computer information.
Did you know? These types of computer viruses spread through various means of file transfers, which are given below.
- Sharing Music Files, Document Files or Photographs
- Visiting an Infected Website Online
- Opening an email attachment from unknown user
- Downloading free games, toolbars, media players and other system utilities
An antivirus software is available in the market to counter attack the virus programs or software. However, your antivirus software must be updated each day or whenever new updates are available to protect your computer from latest computer viruses. A list of popular antivirus programs are given below.
- Norton Antivirus
- Quick Heal Antivirus
- Kaspersky Antivurs
- Avast Antivirus
- AVG Antivirus
- Avira Antivirus
- Panda Security Antivirus
- Eset Antivirus
Many computer and IT experts blames anti-virus companies for developing viruses to increase their business in many folds.
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Article Title: An Essay on Computer Viruses for Kids, Students, Youth and Children
Article last re-published on October 21, 2016. Original.