Computer Viruses


It is morning. You awaken to the sweet smell of flowers and the sound of
birds chirping. You turn on your new I B M compatible computer only to find
that every bit and byte of information has been erased. A computer virus has
struck.
Yes, these small bits of computer code have slowly overtaken the world of
computing. A computer virus is a small program that attaches itself to disks
and computer systems with instructions to do something abnormal. Sometimes the
effects of a computer virus can be harmless. Sometimes the effects of a
computer virus can be disastrous. But whichever way you look at it they still
cause problems. There are many kinds of computer viruses. Three of the ...

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These "cures" are called vaccines. A vaccine is a
program that watches for typical things viruses do, halts them, and warns the
computer operator.

"Put a kid with the chicken pox together with a bunch of healthy kids and not
all of them will get sick." But that is not the case with computer viruses.
You see when a computer virus passes on a virus it never fails unless the
computer is protected with a vaccine. A typical computer virus spreads faster
than the chicken pox too. Now as I said before when a computer virus attempts
to infect another computer the attack is not always successful. However that
does not mean the infected computer stops trying. An infected computer will
pass on the virus every chance it gets. Computer viruses are spread by two
methods Floppy disks and modems. A modem is a phone link connected to a
bulletin board service (B.B.S.). A B.B.S. is a lot like what it sounds, a
bulletin board. If a person calls you and you're not home he leaves a ...

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Added: 1/27/2006 05:26:20 PM
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