Since 1986 when the first malicious self-copying program was introduced into computers viruses have caused a variety of issues. They can slow down machines and corrupt data, or display funny or political messages. They can also access personal information such as credit card numbers, phone number, passwords, bank accounts and spam email addresses as well as contacts.
A virus is a malicious code that attaches itself to other files or programs and infects them. Then, it remains hidden until the affected software is run. The virus typically starts by infecting host programs, and then spreads through e-mail to other programs and data files. A virus that is successful can cause many damages and destruction over a short period of time.
It takes time and knowledge to create an infection on a computer, but anyone who is interested in computer programming will be able to understand how. You can make a virus to find out about a programming language, or as an entertainment. Creating a virus can also be a good way to test the effectiveness of an antivirus scanner.
This article will show you how to create a simple computer Virus using Python. The same process can be utilized with any other programming language. Python is a great programming language for novices, because it’s relatively easy to master. For viruses, other programming languages that can be compiled are usually preferred since they operate at an inferior level of the computer and therefore be more efficient.