Learn More about the Five Worst Computer Viruses in the Internet
A type of malicious software program or shortened as, malware, in which when executed or performed can replicate by copying its own source code or by reproducing itself, and can infect any other computer programs or computer system by modifying them, is called as a computer virus. Some of the examples of the other forms of malicious software programs are spyware, ransomware, Trojan horses, rootkits, computer worms, keyloggers, adware, and malicious BHOs or browser helper object. A computer virus has three different parts, namely the payload, which is defined as the actual data or body that can perform the virus’ actual malicious purpose; the trigger, which is also called as logic bomb and it is defined as the compiled version that can be activated once an infected executable file runs; and the infection mechanism, which is also called as infection vector and is how the computer virus can propagate and spread.
Computer viruses can certainly affect the lives of the people in the internet, in a way that it can cause financial damages to businesses and a country’s economic status. The different kinds of negative effects of computer viruses includes corrupting data, accessing any private information, acquisition of central processing unit time or hard disk space, spamming e-mail contacts, displaying various messages on the screen of the user, logging the keystrokes of the user, and rendering the computer useless. There are a lot of computer viruses and the people who wants to know the list of the worst computer viruses in history can find some useful information through a blog site owned by the Site Report Card. Site Report Card has published a post regarding such topic, and the title of their post is entitled as The 5 Worst Computer Viruses Ever to Hit the Web. The list of the five worst computer viruses that the Site Report Card has written in their blog post are the Sasser, which is created and developed by Sven Jaschan, and it has affected Windows OS; the ILOVEYOU, which is recognized as the most dangerous worm developed and created by hackers; the My Doom, which is a virus that tends to travel and spread in the internet by email-targeting addresses randomly; the Leap_A, which is a virus that has gain popularity for it became the first proof that apple computers can still be hacked; and the Melissa, which is created by a man named David L. Smith, and it is recognized as the first virus designed to be email-activated.
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