How to Make a Computer Virus

Since the first self-copying and malicious computer program was introduced into computers in 1986, viruses have been causing various issues. They can slow down a machine or corrupt data or display political or funny messages. They also can take personal information such as credit card numbers, phone number passwords, bank accounts, passwords and spam email addresses as well as contacts.

A virus is a piece of code that is attached to various files and programs. It then spreads through infecting them, hiding until the infected program is run. Typically, a virus starts infecting host programs and then it spreads to other programs as well as files, often via e mail. A virus that is successful could cause a lot of damage and destruction in a short period of time.

It takes time and expertise to create a computer virus, however anyone who is interested in computer programming will be able to understand how to do it. A virus can be done for the purpose of learning about a programming language, or as a joke. Creating a virus can also be a good method to test the effectiveness of an antivirus scanner.

This article will show you how to create a basic computer virus using Python but the same technique can be applied to any programming language. Python is a good programming language for beginners because it is a breeze to learn and fairly fast. Other programming languages which can be compiled are usually preferred for viruses due to their operation at an earlier level and are therefore more efficient.

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