Computer Viruses

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    Definition of virus "Computer viruses" is the term that defines the class of programs which illegally explore resources of systems. It is an executable code able to reproduce itself. Viruses are an area of pure programming, and, unlike other computer programs, carry intellectual functions on protection from being found and destroyed. They have to fight for survival in complex conditions of conflicting computer systems. Computer viruses have pervaded popular culture at least as successfully

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    Brodels816@aol.comthis is for college level computer...i got a 95% on it...hopefully it willhelp someone. Protection Against Viruses for All The word virus can be very disheartening, especially when computers areinvolved. A virus is composed of instructions hidden inside a program. Theseinstructions copy themselves to other programs, a nd the cycle continuesspreading. Fortunately, help is available; antivirus software is available toanyone. "Viruses first appeared in 1985. Then, they were largely

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    Computer Viruses One thing that all computer users may have in common is fear of contracting a virus on their systems. A virus can be defined as ?a self-replicating/self-reproducing-automation program that spreads by inserting copies of itself into other executable code or documents.? It is also considered to be ?malware? (malicious software), which includes worms and Trojans as well. Even though many types of anti-virus software exist, not every computer user utilizes these programs, which

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    Computer Viruses Computer viruses may seem mysterious, even frightening, but are actually quite easy to understand. I’ll try to shed some light on: how viruses work, what they really are, and some steps you can take to keep you and your information safe. Viruses are simple, once you understand what they can and can’t do; it’ll be

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    decade, computer and networking technology has seen enormous growth. This growth however, has not come without a price. With the advent of the "Information Highway", as it's coined, a new methodology in crime has been created. Electronic crime has been responsible for some of the most financially devastating victimizations in society. In the recent past, society has seen malicious editing of the Justice Department web page (1), unauthorized access into classified government computer files

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    A computer virus is a simple set of computer instructions or code that is written by some unscrupulous person. This code is attached to some part of the normal computer operating system or computer program. Instructions in this code tell the computer to perform some task. This task is often destructive, such as deleting important information or crashing the hard disk. There are other that may be only a slight aggravation. Some viruses have been known to do nothing more than put a large happy face

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    What is a computer virus? A computer virus is a piece of malicious code that is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect such as corrupting a system or destroying data. Computer viruses are written with the sole intention of stealing data or crippling a system. The term computer virus is derived from and is in some sense analogous to a biological virus. The word virus itself is Latin for poison. Simplistically, biological viral infections are spread by the virus (a small

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    Computer Viruses Explain the difference between viruses, worms and Trojan horses in the context of computer and data security. Discuss the measures that need to be taken in order to maintain security. There is a type of computer program that is designed and written to destroy, alter or damage data stored on computers without your knowledge or permission. These are some of the problems that these programs cause ? Your computer displays annoying messages ? Your computer develops strange visual

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    Computer VirusesIt is morning. You’re awakened to the sweet smell of flowers and the sound ofBirds chirping. You turn on your new I B M computer only to findThat every bit and byte of information has been erased. A computer virus hasStruck. These small bits of computer code have slowly overtaken the world ofComputing. A computer virus is a small program that attaches itself to disksAnd computer systems with instructions to do something abnormal. Sometimes theEffects of a computer virus can be

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    There are many types of invaders in the computer world including virus's, worms and trojan horses. They come in many types and come into your computer in many ways. There are ways to protect your computer from these nasty things however, you must keep on protecting it and not let your guard down. According to a virus is a "self replicating computer program that spreads by inserting copies of itself into other executable code or documents". Just as a biological virus spreads itself