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ICT Coursework: Virus.

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  • Submitted: 12/01/2004
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AS and A Level Computer Science

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ICT Coursework: Virus

Virus, a special program which can do destructive also annoying things, it is a very tricky thing, because there are lots of different viruses, some of them might format your hard disk or they can make copies of itself without the user knowing about it......etc. they all have different behaviours but all of them do things that you may not like to see to your computer.

Before we know how to protect ourselves, we need to know how viruses work. Viruses are very annoying, because they spread. But they are not spreading in a normal way which you can see; they hide in the boot sector of a storage device, and this storage device can either be a floppy disk or CD-ROM that you've just borrowed from your friend. After it gets into your computer, it will do what the designer of this virus told it to do, it can be make millions of copies, or format the hard disk......etc.

If so, how can people get away from this thing that you can not see? For the problem like this, people have made those anti-virus programs to find the virus,

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