Computer Virus Presentation

Introduction to Computer Virus
A computer virus is a malicious program that can replicate itself and spread to other computers.

Viruses can cause significant damage to computer systems, including data loss and system crashes.

Viruses are often spread through infected email attachments, malicious downloads, or compromised websites.

Types of Computer Viruses
File Infectors: These viruses attach themselves to executable files and spread when the infected file is executed.

Boot Sector Viruses: These viruses infect the boot sector of a computer's hard drive and can spread when the system is booted.

Macro Viruses: These viruses infect documents and spreadsheets that contain macros, and can spread when these files are opened.

Impact of Computer Viruses
Data Loss: Viruses can delete or corrupt files, leading to permanent data loss.

System Instability: Viruses can cause system crashes, slow performance, and other issues that disrupt normal computer operations.

Financial Loss: Businesses can suffer financial loss due to downtime, data recovery costs, and expenses to remove viruses.

Prevention and Protection
Use Antivirus Software: Install reputable antivirus software and keep it updated to detect and remove viruses.

Regularly Update Software: Keep operating systems, applications, and plugins up to date to patch security vulnerabilities.

Exercise Caution: Be wary of suspicious emails, links, and downloads. Practice safe browsing habits and avoid visiting untrusted websites. Note: This slide presentation provides a brief overview of computer viruses and is not exhaustive. For a more comprehensive understanding and detailed information, further research is recommended.

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