How to Make a Computer Virus

Published in 21 de outubro de 2023 by

Since 1986 when the first malicious self-copying program was introduced into computers virus has caused all sorts of problems. They can cause a machine to slow down, corrupt data or display political or funny messages. They can also take personal information such as credit card numbers, telephone number passwords, bank accounts, passwords and spam email addresses and contacts.

A virus is a small piece of code that is attached to other programs and files and then spreads by infecting them, and then hiding until the infected program is run. The virus typically starts by infecting a host program before spreading through emails to other programs as well as data files. A virus that is successful may cause massive damage and destruction within an extremely short period of time.

The process of creating a virus takes the time and skills however anyone interested in computer programming may be able to learn how to create virus. You can create a virus in order to learn about a programming langauge, or as a joke. A virus can be a great way to test the efficacy of an antivirus scanner.

This article will demonstrate how to make a simple computer virus using Python, although the same technique is applicable to any programming language. Python is a suitable programming language for novices because it is easy to learn and relatively fast. For viruses, other programming languages that can be compiled are typically preferred since they operate at an lower level of the computer and therefore be more effective.