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Computer Virus - Definition, Types, Spread and Prevention

Computer Virus - Definition, Types, Spread and Prevention, Virus vs. Malware, Ransomware vs. Virus, Worm vs. Virus

Course Description

A computer virus is a malicious software program which has the ability to make copies of itself. The computer virus infects the files and programs present on the computer system without the knowledge or permission of the user. It spreads from one computer to another, leaving infections as it travels. Almost all viruses are attached to an executable file, which means that the virus may exist on a system but will not be active or able to spread until a user runs or opens the malicious host file or program.

There are a lot of viruses in the world and new viruses are coming up every day. It is good to be aware of viruses and other malware so that we may take necessary actions to protect our system from them rather than being sorry. Computer viruses are a cause of great concern as they cause billions of dollars’ worth harm to the economy each year. So let us understand some more points about Computer Virus.

1)What is a computer virus?

2)What are the different types of computer virus?

3)What are the symptoms of computer virus?

4)Why people create virus?

5)What a computer virus can do?

6)How viruses enter in the computer?

7)How to protect computer from virus?

8)Also, we will read what is an Anti-virus and why it is required in our computer devices?

and much more…….

Goals

  • Aim of the course is to spread knowledge about computer virus and how to protect our computers from computer virus.

Prerequisites

  • Nil
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Curriculum

  • Introduction
    01:25
    Preview
  • Computer Virus, Virus vs. Malware, Ransomware vs. Virus, Trojan vs. Virus
    09:30
    Preview
  • Virus vs. Worm, Types of Computer Virus
    07:35
  • Purpose of creating computer virus, Symptoms of virus, Sources & effect of virus
    13:04
  • Protecting computer from virus & action to be taken on suspecting virus attack
    13:35
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  • Shashank Sharma
    Shashank Sharma

  • ANIL KUMAR
    ANIL KUMAR

    nice

  • Ibrahim kalil TOURE
    Ibrahim kalil TOURE

  • ERIC SENAM AMEGBOE
    ERIC SENAM AMEGBOE

    thank you for the chance to know more about computer virus

  • Ella
    Ella

    Very nice explanation by both instructors. The instructors explain each and every topic from the bottom of their hearts.

Computer Virus - Definition, Types, Spread and Prevention
This Course Includes
  • 45 mins
  • 5 Lectures
  • Completion Certificate Sample Certificate
  • Lifetime Access Yes
  • Language English

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