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. Some viruses can cause damage to your device, whereas others may slow down your computer or even steal your data. However, most of the time, you can boot a virus off your device if you act quickly.

A virus is a piece or program, similar to a flu virus, can reproduce itself by attaching to files and programs, and then infecting them. Then, it makes copies of itself. When a virus infects an application, it can spread to other devices and programs linked to the same network. These viruses can cause a variety of damage. They can steal credit cards and passwords or erase data, corrupt software, or even take over your entire system.

Depending on the type of virus, it might spread from one computer to another through text and attachments to emails, Internet file downloads, or through social media scam links. These viruses can infect smartphones and mobile devices with suspicious apps. Some viruses have a playful nature and are designed to make fun while others are created to generate money.

In the majority of countries, creating and propagating computer viruses is considered a crime. If you’re interested in knowing how to create a virus you can try using Notepad and other tools. It’s not for the faint of heart however, it’s an interesting method to test your programming skills. You’ll also have to decide what the virus will do once it has infected a system. It could range from displaying messages to deleting or corrupting data, and even spamming your friends’ contact lists.

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