What You Need to Understand About Computer Virus

Computer Virus is no longer a new in this modern and technology world, in one way or the other you must have heard about the word virus either virus on your mobile device or computer virus. Both computer virus and mobile virus invariably perform the same assignment by intruding your personal data or datum, getting to expose your so called personal affair to different attack either online or offline when attacked by a virus and also to start making your device malfunctioning which may give you kind of headache or little concern when you have some vital document on your device. However, being novice of what computer virus is all about is not good enough, as this will limited your chance of protecting your device.

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What is a Computer Virus?

Computer Virus according to is defined as the  type of malware that, when executed, replicates by inserting copies of itself (possibly modified) into other computer programs, data files, or the boot sector of the hard drive; when this replication succeeds, the affected areas are then said to be “infected”.  

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Computer Virus according to is a program or piece of code that is loaded onto your computer without your knowledge that runs against your wishes. Viruses can also replicate themselves. All computer viruses are man-made. A simple virus that can make a copy of itself over and over again is relatively easy to produce. Even such a simple virus is dangerous because it will quickly use all available memory and bring the system to a halt. An even more dangerous type of virus is one capable of transmitting itself across networks and bypassing security systems.

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From Adetechblog, computer virus is man-made robots that work against your device effective functionality. Virus is often refer to as a code,  that when run on your device, it brings forth undesirable functioning of your devices, although all virus doesn’t carry a destructive payload but one of the main characteristic of a Computer virus is the ability to make multiple replicate of a specific self file without the users knowledge…

What Are The Effect of a Computer Virus

There are series of negative effect associated with computer virus or your computer having a virus.

i. Stealing of your computer hard disk space

ii. Corrupt data very easy

iii. Display on wanted screen messages

iv. Slow down computer performance

Types of Computer Virus

In the real sense, we all assume all viruses to be the same but they are not naturally the same, under this headline, the list of notable computer virus will be made known.

Computer Virus                      Alias (es)                           Types

A and A                                                                                                     MS-DOS Windows 95/98

Abraxas                                      Abraxas5                                             MS-DOS Windows 95/98


Acid                                          Acid 670,670a,

Avatar Acid 670,

Keeper Acid 670                                MS-DOS Windows


Hare                                                                                                          MS-DOS Windows                                                                                                                            95/ 98

Scores                                     Eric, Vult, NASA,

San Jose Flu                                                Mac OS

SevenDust                              666, MDEP,9860,

Graphics Accelerator,

SevenD                                                     Mac OS

Smile                                      Etap, MetaPHOR                                                                          Windows

About Adesanmi Adedotun

Adesanmi Adedotun is a part-time blogger who lives in Nigeria and Nigerian by birth, a chronic Mathematician as a profession. Am a typical fan of 9ice (Adigun Alapomeji) when it comes to Nigerian traditional singers. You can add me on Facebook . You can follow my UPDATE on Facebook | Twitter and on Google plus


  1. Well I just know that viruses are really dangerous things which are annoying too :D We need to use anti virus to get rid of it. And the information you’ve shared regarding it is really helpful.

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  2. And the bad news is there’re more and more viruses for mobile devices and they can be even more irritating or dangeous as there’s still just a few good antivirus software for mobile OSs. And of course most of users are not much aware of the danger.
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