How to Make a Computer Virus

Since 1986 the year that the first malicious code that copies itself was released computer viruses have caused your computers and devices sick. Some of them can brick your devices, and others can cause a slowdown or even steal your data. However, in the majority of cases, you can wipe a virus from your device if you act fast.

A virus is a part of code that, like a flu virus, can reproduce by attaching itself to programs and files then infecting them. They then create copies of themselves. Once a virus has infected a program, it can spread to other programs and devices connected to the same network. These viruses can cause all sorts of damage. They can take passwords and credit cards, delete data, corrupt programs, or even completely take over your system.

Depending on the kind of virus, it might spread from one machine to another through text and attachments to emails, Internet file downloads, or through social media scam links. The virus can also infect smartphones and mobile devices through hiding in shady application downloads. Some viruses are fun in their intent and impact, while others were created to make money.

Creating and spreading a virus is considered as a crime in many countries. If you’re curious about the best way to make a virus, you can try using Notepad and other tools. This is not for the faint of heart however, it’s an enjoyable method to test your programming skills. You’ll also need to decide what the virus will do after it has infected a system. This could range from displaying a warning to delete data or destroying it, and even spamming the list of contacts of your acquaintances.

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