How to Make a Computer Virus

Since 1986, when the first malicious code that copies itself was released computer viruses have caused your devices and computers sick. Certain viruses can damage your devices, and others can cause slowdowns or even theft of your data. In most cases, if react quickly, you will be able to get rid of a virus from your device.

A virus is a piece of software that, similar to flu viruses, can reproduce by attaching itself to files and programs, infect them, and then produce copies of themselves. Once a virus has infected a program, it spreads to other devices and programs that are connected to the same networking. These viruses can do all sorts of damage such as stealing passwords and credit card information and deleting data, as well as corrupting programs, and even taking over your system entirely.

Depending on the type of virus, it could spread from one computer to another via text or attachments to emails, Internet file downloads, or social media scams. Viruses are capable of infecting smartphones and mobile devices through suspicious applications. Certain viruses have a fun-focused intent and are designed to bring enjoyment while others are created to generate money.

In the majority of countries, creating and spreading computer viruses is a crime. But if you're curious about the process, you can learn to create a simple virus by using Notepad along with other tools. This isn't for those who aren't confident however it's a fascinating method to test your coding abilities. You'll also need to decide what your virus will do once it has infected a system. This could range from displaying a warning message to the deletion of data or its corruption or even contacting the contact lists of your friends.