How Computer Viruses Can Spread From One Computer.


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By: Elvis Pham, Reporter

Have you ever wonder how computer viruses spread? Well, first we have to know what a computer virus is. A computer virus is a specific type of malware that infects and programs into your computer and causing dangerous damages to your data and will replicate itself. Computer viruses are known as computer “worms”, ransomware, spyware, adware, trojan horses, keyloggers, rootkits, boot-kits, malicious Browser Helper Object (BHOs). Computer viruses can be found by downloading some software, files, and programs. Some computer viruses can be funny pranks if you want to do it on your friends. Now that we know what a computer virus is. It’s time to know how computer viruses spread. Computer viruses spread when a computer is connected to a network cable that is connected to another computer, making the computer virus spread throughout your computers and anyone’s computers around you. Most damages are from computer viruses and if you want to fix the damage then it might cost you around $100 – 50 Billion dollars depending on how dangerous the virus is. If you want to keep your computer safe from computer viruses then you want to download TRUSTED virus protection if you run into an oddly looking file or download.