Since 1986 the year that the first malicious code that copies itself was released computer viruses have rendered your devices and computers sick. Some can brick your device, while others can slow down your system or steal your data. However, most of the time you can get a virus off your device if you act quickly.
A virus is a part or program, similar to a flu virus, can reproduce itself by attaching itself to files and programs and infecting them. Then, it creates copies of itself. When a virus infects an application, it can spread to other devices and programs connected to the same network. These viruses can cause a variety of damage. They can steal credit cards and passwords and erase data, corrupt programs, or even take over your entire system.
Depending on the kind of virus, it could spread from one machine to another through text and email attachments, Internet file downloads, or social media scam links. The virus can also infect mobile devices and smartphones by hiding in shady application downloads. Some viruses are fun in nature and affect, while others were developed with the goal of earning money.
In the case of spreading and creating a virus, it is a crime in most countries. If you’re curious about how to make a virus, you can use Notepad and other tools. This is not for the faint of heart however, it’s a fun way to test out your coding skills. You’ll need to determine what the virus will do once it has infected the system. This can be anything from displaying a warning to deletion of data or causing corruption and even sending out spam messages to the list of contacts of your acquaintances.