How to Make a Computer Virus

Since the first malicious self-copying code was unleashed back in 1986 Computer viruses have been making your devices and computers sick. Some of them could brick your devices, and others slow down or steal your data. In most cases, if take action quickly, you can get rid of any virus from your device.

A virus is a piece or programming that, similar to a flu virus, is able to reproduce itself by attaching to programs and files and infecting them. Then, it makes copies of itself. Once the virus is infected by a program, it can be spread to other programs and devices connected to the same network. These viruses can cause all kinds of damage. They can steal credit card and passwords or erase files, corrupt programs, or even take over your entire system.

The virus can spread from one computer to another via emails and text messages. They can also be spread through Internet file downloads or social media scams. The virus can also infect smartphones and mobile devices by hiding inside of shady app downloads. Some viruses are fun in both intent and effect while others were developed with financial gain in mind.

The creation and spread of a virus is as a crime in many countries. If you’re curious about the best way to make a virus, you can do it with Notepad and other tools. This isn’t for the faint-hearted, but it is an enjoyable way to test out your coding skills. You’ll have to decide how your virus will behave once it has infected the system. It could be anything from showing messages to deleting or corrupting data and contacting contacts of your friends.