Threats to Computers

What are computer viruses?

Any computer software designed to spread from one computer to another and to interfere negatively with the computer operations is called a virus. Viruses are embedded in legitimate software programs to be transmitted, when the program is copied, from one computer to another. Threats to computer security, in the form of a viruses, take different forms. Worms, for example, are viruses that replicate themselves from one computer to another, through the Internet or any other network connection.

What are the signs that a computer is infected by a virus?

Some of the signs, but not all, are

How are computer viruses transmitted?

A computer virus may be transmitted

How to protect your computer from viruses?