9.0 – Malware – Variants, Infections and Effects

9.0 – Malware – Variants, Infections and Effects
The following are some of the major variants of malware: Virus: A virus is a program that reproduces its own code by attaching itself to other executable files in such a way that the virus code is executed automatically when an infected executable file is executed. A virus reproduces usually without your permission or knowledge. It is not self-replicable, and does not infect other computers until it has a host from one computer to the other. Simply, a virus infects only computers on which it executes. Some well-known viruses are Melissa, ILOVEYOU, Anna, LoveBug, and Netsky. Worms: The computer worms are…
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