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  • Thirty Computer Virus Programs
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    Truth and Lies About the Computer Virus Walk into any computer store today and there will be at least twenty or thirty computer virus programs. From the looks of it computer viruses have gotten out of hand and so has the business of stopping it. The computer user must cut through the media hype of apocoliptic viruses and shareware programs and discover the real facts. Before we even start the journey of exploring the computer virus we must first eliminate all the "fluff". The computer user needs...
  • Look Into The Computer Virus
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    A Look Into The Computer Virus by, Michael Ross Engineering 201.02 January 22, 1997 Most of us swap disks with friends and browse the Net looking for downloads. Rarely do we ever consider that we are also exchanging files with anyone and everyone who has ever handled them in the past. If that sounds like a warning about social diseases, it might as well be. Computer viruses are every bit as insidious and destructive, and come in a vast variety of strains. A computer virus tears up your hard driv...
  • Your Anti Virus Program
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    Virus What is a Virus The computer virus is something that has been around almost as long as the Personal Computer (PC) and certainly since the advent of the affordable home computer, but what exactly is a virus And how does it affect your PC Is there any way to prevent your hard drive becoming infected and just where do they come from anyway A virus is computer program, usually a very small program, that interferes with the smooth running of a computer's operating system and hardware. Viruses a...
  • As A Virus Program
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    Computer Viruses (anonymous) WHAT IS A COMPUTER VIRUS: The term usually used to define a computer virus is:' A computer virus is often malicious software which replicates itself' [ Powell 1987 for similar definition ]- COMPUTER VIRUSES ARE BASICALLY PROGRAMS, LIKE A SPREADSHEET OR A WORD PROCESSOR. - PROGRAMS WHICH CAN INSERT EXECUTABLE COPIES OF ITSELF INTO OTHER PROGRAMS. - PROGRAMS THAT MANIPULATES PROGRAMS, MODIFIES OTHER PROGRAMS AND REPRODUCE ITSELF IN THE PROCESS. However, ' computer viru...
  • Special Knowledge And Skills In Computer Programming
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    In the article that I read was about Hackers. It talked about the aspects of how the youths of today commit this crime. Hacking overall requires the utmost intelligent. These people that become Hackers have special knowledge and skills in computer programming, Internet use, overwhelmingly bright in mathematics and other important factors. A particular person name One de Guzman is the person responsible for the Love Bug Virus. This Virus that wreaked havoc on e-mail systems around the world, from...
  • Type Of Computer Program
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    Computer Viruses Explain the difference between viruses, worms and Trojan horses in the context of computer and data security. Discuss the measures that need to be taken in order to maintain security. There is a type of computer program that is designed and written to destroy, alter or damage data stored on computers without your knowledge or permission. These are some of the problems that these programs cause? Your computer displays annoying messages? Your computer develops strange visual and s...
  • Computer System As A Harmful Virus
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    Computers have become much more important and popular to our society in recent decades. The computer's ability to perform so many tasks speedily and reliably makes it useful for a wide variety of purposes. Therefore much important information is stored on computers. Because people and organisations depend on computers every day for a variety of significant tasks, it is imperative that the systems which are used are protected from loss, damage and misuse. This essay identifies some potential risk...
  • Virus's Code To The Program
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    How computer viruses work Computer viruses are not understood very well, but they get your attention. Viruses show us how vulnerable we are, but they also show how open and worldly human beings have become. Microsoft and other large companies had to shut down all their e-mail systems when the "Melissa" virus became a worldwide event. A computer virus is passed on from one computer to another computer. A virus must ride on top of some other program to document in order to perform an instruction. ...
  • Typical Computer Virus
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    Computer Viruses It is morning. You " re awakened to the sweet smell of flowers and the sound of Birds chirping. You turn on your new I B M computer only to find That every bit and byte of information has been erased. A computer virus has Struck. These small bits of computer code have slowly overtaken the world of Computing. A computer virus is a small program that attaches itself to disks And computer systems with instructions to do something abnormal. Sometimes the Effects of a computer virus ...
  • Computer's Computer Viruses
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    Computer Viruses: Infection Vectors, and Feasibility of Complete Protection A computer virus is a program which, after being loaded into a computer's memory, copies itself with the purpose of spreading to other computers. Most people, from the corporate level power programmer down to the computer hobbyist, have had either personal experience with a virus or know someone who has. And the rate of infection is rising monthly. This has caused a wide spread interest in viruses and what can be done to...
  • Computer Viruses
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    ... y wayward geniuses keen to pit their programming skills against each other. Since then, errant programmers began to create newer and more destructive viruses targeted at specific user groups. ' (Yang, 1998) A computer virus can be as 'evil as it sounds, snaking its way into personal computers, posing an occasional annoyance or a serious threat to all data. ' (Miastkowski, 1998) Symptoms can range from unpleasant to fatal. Computer viruses spread from program to program and computer to comput...
  • Computer Crime
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    Computer Crime Is Increasing report discussing the proposition that computer crime has increased dramatically over the last 10 years. Introduction Computer crime is generally defined as any crime accomplished through special knowledge of computer technology. Increasing instances of white-collar crime involve computers as more businesses automate and the information held by the computers becomes an important asset. Computers can also become objects of crime when they or their contents are damaged...
  • Way A Computer Virus
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    Polymorphic & Cloning Computer Viruses The generation of today is growing up in a fast-growing, high-tech world which allows us to do the impossibilities of yesterday. With the help of modern telecommunications and the rapid growth of the personal computer in the average household we are able to talk to and share information with people from all sides of the globe. However, this vast amount of information transport has opened the doors for the computer "virus" of the future to flourish. As time ...
  • Anti Virus Some Computer Viruses
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    Are 'Good' Computer Viruses Still a Bad Idea? Vesselin Bontchev Research Associate Virus Test Center University of Hamburg Vogt-Koeln-Str. 30, 22527 Hamburg, -hamburg. de [Editor's note: Vesselin's current email address is ] During the past six years, computer viruses have caused unaccountable amount of damage - mostly due to loss of time and resources. For most users, the term " computer virus' is a synonym of the worst nightmares that can happen on their system. Yet some well-known researchers...
  • Computer Virus Attacks
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    While technology advances have brought many benefits to society there have also been technological abuses (1). In today's generation, with the help of the Internet and the rapid growth of the personal computer in the average household, we are able to talk to and share information with people from all sides of the globe (2). Unfortunately this transformation of data has opened the doors for a new era of high tech crime - the computer virus. The Internet is now a complex gateway for transgression ...
  • Run Programs On Other Computer Systems
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    Computer viruses cannot spread by infecting pure data; pure data files are not executed. However, some data, such as files with spreadsheet input or text files for editing, may be interpreted by application programs. Under these circumstances, the data files are "executed" and may spread a virus. Data files may also contain "hidden" code that is executed when the file is used by an application, and this too may be infected. Technically speaking, however, pure data itself cannot be infected by co...
  • Email About Computer Viruses
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    SECTION A METHODOLOGY INDEX BASED (DIRECTORIES) HIGHLIGHTS OF ALTAVISTA. META SEARCH SITES SECTION B IV FIREWALLS. IV WHAT IS A FIREWALL? IV WHAT IS ENCRYPTION? IV HOW IT WORKS. IV HOW IS IT OVERCOME? IV FILTERING SOFTWARE V WHAT IS FILTERING SOFTWARE? V HOW IT WORKS V KEYWORD BLOCKING V SITE BLOCKING V WEB RATING SYSTEMS V SOME EXAMPLES OF FILTERING SOFTWARE: V COMPUTE VIRUSES VI WHAT IS A COMPUTER VIRUS? VI DIFFERENT TYPES OF VIRUSES VI HOW DO YOU RECOGNISE A HOAX? VII WHAT IS DIGITAL SIGNATUR...
  • Due To A Computer Virus Infection
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    No Security: A Ethical Look At Computer ViriNottingham iOutlineThesis: There is no way to stop people from writing viruses and there shouldn't be, however penalties need to be employed for those who damage or cause harm in any way to other people and computers. I. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) had to close down due to a computer virus infection. A. Australian computer vandals are believed responsible for hundreds of viruses which have caused millions of dollars in damage worldwide. II. Th...
  • History Of Computer Viruses The Term Virus
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    Overview In the following report, computer viruses will be explained in detail. A lengthy and informative description of the evolution and history on microcomputer viruses will be given, to give you a background of their origin for some understanding of how they came to be. The next segment in the report is on how to combat computer viruses with the development of anti-virus applications. The current status of microcomputer viruses will also be discussed, naming the most common types of viruses ...

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