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A computer virus is a harmful program that is developed by individuals who want to cause harm or disruption to computers and systems. They are hidden bits of code that connect to other programs or applications and when activated, spread like wildfire. Viruses are usually found attached to programs or documents that have been downloaded from the internet or transmitted via email. The majority of countries think that spreading and creating computer viruses is illegal.

There are a myriad of types of computer viruses that are able to infect machines in different ways. Certain computer viruses depend on an application to start their work. Others are independent and can attack several systems without the need for a host. A computer virus that uses a host program to infect computers is usually considered to be a worm, while those that do not utilize the method of infection by other programs are considered to be viruses.

Some viruses can begin infecting systems as soon as they arrive, while others remain dormant until the user unwittingly executes the code. The first computer virus, created in 1974, and akin to biological viruses, multiplied rapidly and caused harm to the system. One example of a destructive virus is the Stuxnet virus specifically designed to destroy computerized centrifuges that were used to enrich uranium.

The process of creating viruses can be extremely complex and not for the faint of heart. However, it can be a fun and interesting method of testing your skills in computer programming languages and systems. If you are willing to invest the time and effort you can find a variety of resources available that will show you how to make an infection.


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