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Computer Viruses. Your computer gets terribly sick! . Definitions. Virus A small piece of software that attaches itself to a program on the computer. It can cause serious damage to your computer. Worm

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definitions

Your computer gets terribly sick! 

Definitions
  • Virus

A small piece of software that attaches itself to a program on the computer. It can cause serious damage to your computer.

  • Worm

A small piece of software that uses computer networks and holes in the network to replicate itself.

email virus
Email Virus

A virus sent through an email.

Sometimes it goes off by simply opening the email

Other ones go off by opening an attachment in the email.

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Trojan Horse

A computer program that claims to do one thing (it may claim to be a game) but instead does damage when you run it. It’s disguised as something else.

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Boot Sector Virus:

A virus that infects the start-up files.

Time Bomb:

Computer virus that does not cause damage until a certain date or until the system has been booted a certain number of times.

Logic Bomb:

Computer virus that is triggered by the appearance or disappearance of specified data.

3 things to protect your computer
3 Things to Protect your Computer:
  • Anti Virus software
  • Firewall

3. Be very careful what you download to your computer and what you open in your email.

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