Since the first self-copying, malicious computer program made its way into computers in 1986, viruses have been causing all sorts of issues. They can slow down machines, corrupt data or display political or funny messages. They can also take personal information such as credit card numbers, phone number or passwords, bank accounts and spam email addresses as well as contacts.
A virus is a piece of code that attaches to various files and programs. It then spreads by infecting them, hiding until the affected program can be run. A virus usually begins by infecting host programs, and then spreads through email to other programs and data files. A virus that is successful can cause a lot of damage and destruction within a short period of time.
It takes time and experience to create an infection on a computer, but anyone who is interested in computer programming will be able learn how. Creating a virus can be done with the intention of learning about a programming language, or just as a prank. A virus can be a good way to test the effectiveness of an antivirus scanner.
This article will show you how to make a simple computer Virus using Python. The same process can be utilized with any other programming language. Python is an excellent programming language for beginners because it’s relatively easy to master. For viruses other programming languages that can be compiled are usually preferred because they work at an inferior level of the computer and therefore be more effective.