Q7. What is a computer virus? How can it affect your computer?
Ans. The computer virus are malicious codes/programs that cause damage to data and files on the system. Viruses can attack any part offer computers software such as boot block, operating system, system area, files and application-program-macros.
Effects of virus on your computer:
- Damage or delete files: Some virus may delete or damage random documents or specific files that are crucial to operating system.
- Slow down your computer: Viruses can run in the background, without being seen, and may cause your computer to run extremely slow.
- Invade your email program: Some forms of virus may wreak even more havoc by spreading themselves to the contacts in your address book.