Since the very first malicious self-copying code was released in 1986 Computer virus have been causing devices and computers sick. Some of them could brick your devices, while others can cause a slowdown or even steal your data. In most cases, if act quickly, you can remove a virus from your device.

A virus is a part of programming that, like the flu virus, is able to reproduce by attaching itself to programs and files that infect them. They then make copies of themselves. Once the virus is infected by an application, it may be spread to other programs and devices that are connected to the same network. These viruses can cause everything from causing damage to your system, including stealing passwords and credit card information and deleting data, as well as corrupting programs, or taking over your computer completely.

The virus can spread from one computer to another through email and text attachments. They can also spread through Internet file downloads or social media scams. Viruses can even infect mobile devices and smartphones by being concealed within suspicious app downloads. Certain viruses are designed to be playful and are designed to make amusement, while others are designed for financial gain.

In most countries, creating and spreading computer viruses is a crime. But if you’re curious, you can learn how to make a simple virus by using Notepad as well as other tools. It’s not for those who aren’t confident however, it’s an interesting way to test your coding abilities. You’ll need a plan for what the virus will do after it has infected the system. It could be anything from showing an alert to corrupting data or even spamming your friends’ contact lists.