Ever since the first malicious self-copying code was unleashed back in 1986, computer viruses have been making your devices and computers sick. Certain viruses can damage your device, while others can slow down your computer or steal your data. But in most cases, you can boot a virus off your device if you act quickly.
A virus is a part or programming that, similar to a flu virus, can reproduce itself by attaching to files and programs, and then infecting them. Then, it creates copies of itself. When a virus infects a program, it spreads to other devices and programs linked to the same networking. These viruses can cause any number of harm such as stealing passwords and credit card information, deleting data, corrupting programs, and even taking over your system entirely.
The spread of viruses can be from one computer to another using emails and text. They can also spread via Internet file downloads or social media scams. Viruses can even infect mobile devices and smartphones by hiding in shady application downloads. Certain viruses have a playful nature and are designed to make enjoyment, while others are designed to generate money.
Making and spreading a virus is an offense in most countries. But if you’re curious and want to know how to create a basic virus by using Notepad along with other tools. This isn’t for those who aren’t confident however, it’s an interesting method to test your programming abilities. You’ll need a plan for what the virus will do after it has infected your system. It could be anything from showing a message to deleting or corrupting data and spamming your contacts lists of friends.