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What is a Computer Virus and how do they work?
How does a Computer Virus Spread. A computer virus spreads through removable media, internet downloads, and e-mail attachments. In other words, a virus spreads while the user is viewing an infected advertisement, visiting an infected website, opening the attachment in the email, or clicking on an executable file. Besides that, connecting with an already infected removable storage device such as a USB drive also spreads the infection. There are two ways by which a virus operates; the first type starts replicating itself as soon as it lands on the computer; the second type remains dormant until it is triggered. Therefore, it is essential to install robust antivirus software on a computer to steer clear of all such threats. Computer Virus Types That You Need Know. Computer viruses come in different forms, and the most common infections are: Boot Sector Virus, Direct Action Virus, Resident Virus.
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