i) Computer programs that screw up other people's machines, deliberately.
ii) What anti-virus authors allegedly spend their time writing so we all have to buy their anti-virus programs to remove the viruses that they allegedly wrote in the first place, thus making them rich, and us poorer.
3. A test designed to measure the stupidity of the average internet user by seeing how many of them open up infected attachments in emails, despite thousands of warnings not to be so dumb.
Hmm let me open this not at all suspicious naked girls screensaver attachment.... larks! My hard disk is suddenly reformatting itself. This is the work of a dastardly virus!
Something probably carried by AOL CDs.
I picked up an AOL CD and now I have a virus.
A virus is created from those social pariahs known as Hax0rs. These exiled individuals have been excreted from societys lowly depths and have evolved into the robust, 200 pound entitys that remain undisclosed in there parents basments forced to a life of sitting in a chair in dark surroundings with the simpsons on. They reject the sun for fear of skin pigment. With there knowledge of DOS and Visual basic they create what the bielve to be Godlike Programs called viruses. These viruses are designed to travel through the use of either direct ip connections or the spread through email, p2p, and other network connections. They in entity are simple and small programs with the command to infect registry files most commonly hidden files such as the WIN 32 Directory. once established they replicate themselves in emulation to a real viral infection but this virus does not attack the immune system. It instead becomes a memmory hog by sucking system power and changing system settings in order to protect itself. The best way to protect yourself against a virus is to not get infected in the first place. Do not download attachments from email even if it says its from somone u know as it could be a virus sent through that contacts address book. If you simply must use a p2p application create a seperate share file in which ur files downloaded go then use a virus protection software to monitor, and quarintine that folder. If you bielve you have downloaded a trojen virus (which is a program created so a the person on the other end can interact with your computer) then pull out your network connection imiedietly as to prevent that person on the other end from doing any further damage. A trojen is most of the time harmless because rarley do other people know how to use them. They are set up in this standard: Client and server. You are sent the server and the hacker has the client sort of a master and slave theory.
heres a tip: Do not run multiple virus software as they will try to compete with eachother and essentially do not work propperly. I suggest visiting www.download.com and try AVAST. You could also get a subscription service like norton and mcafee. also remember that virus software always needs to be updated and quite freqwently or else its ussless as viruses constanly change and new definitions are added.
Also keep firewalls active but just like software do not have competing firewalls. Windows xp sp2 has an integrated firewall but if that doesnt fit your bill you could try zone alarm.
Install a router, seems like everyone has em now anyway but it does keep you hidden. For those who know how to port forward be weary of your virtual ports. check them freaqwently to see if theres any activity. Theres reports of viruses being active in bittorent protocal also.
MOST IMPORTANT: never giv your I.P. to anyone.
"I am a maligment program created for the purpose of infection and replication"
1) A biological agent that replicates itself and causes harm to its host.
2) A harmful computer program that spreads itself to other computers once contracted, somewhat like its biological counterpart.
1) Viral infections can be prevented through the use of vaccinations.
2) The only vaccination for this type of virus - common sense - seems to be constantly in short supply, which would account for people constantly opening strange or bogus attachments and (surprise, surprise) getting a virus.
A Malicious program that is designed to do nothing but piss you off and make you want to take a Baseball bat to anyone who makes it and their "Custom Built 1337 PCs".
Some douche in his moms basement: OMFG I MADE TEH VIRUS TO GET BACK AT PEOPLE!
Causes a Compy 386 to become "slightly shotgunned"
"YOU MURDERER! You killed my brother!...I mean, computer!"
Somthing a fag spends his life making to further fuck up the net and make it unsafe.
There are other threats, such as worms trojans spyware and malware, all made by fags aka hackers aka nerds aka fuckers
If you use norton anti virus your pretty fucked.
Makes you fell pissed off when you get one, but if you have the resources to blow its fucking ass out your PC that can feel good.
Not a fucking virus! Never mind my anti virus software will eat it for breakfast...
*Virus slaughtered to its electric death*
Have that you trojen shit!
1. A program created by an individual who deserves to get beaten over and over again. They are the [Geek] version of [Gangsters], who also deserve to get beat.
2. A very common term used with people who use [Microsoft Windows].
3. The human race.
I found the motherfucker to put the virus in my computer, and believe me, he won't do that mistake again.
the coolest chick in the world!
dude that chicks gotta be a viri