A computer virus is very malicious type of software that someone has written in order to get access to your personal files on your computer. This can leave you at risk for identity theft, since a third party can get a hold of your personal banking and credit card information. The types of computer viruses that we see can replicate themselves and spread.
Here we are going to look at the types of computer viruses:
This virus will stay on your computer in RAM memory, and will corrupt all files and programs on your system
Direct Action Viruses
This type of virus replicates and infects files in your PC’s directory or folder it is in. It carries out these operations when your computer is booted up
These types of computer viruses delete the information that is contained in those files it infects, basically making them useless. You can only get rid of it by deleting the file altogether.
A boot birus affects the part of a floppy or hard disk called the boot sector, a critical part of that disk, because information is store with a program that makes it possible to start the PC for the disk. But we do not see that many of these anymore because a portable discs are not all that popular anymore.
These types of computer viruses change paths which show where the file is located. When the infected program is executed, you are running a virus without even knowing it.
The most common types of computer viruses. They infect programs or executable files. They are often found on free programs you download off of the internet.
They get this name because they accompany other files that exist already on your computer.
FAT stands for “file allocation table.” This type of virus often results in lost information
Very similar to a virus, but not difficult to get rid of
Trojans or Trojan Horses/Logic Bombs
These are different from viruses in that they do not reproduce
The best way to get rid of these harmful intruders is to use a spyware removal program. It will scan your PC for problems, eliminate them, and work to get them away in the future.