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computer viruses

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What is a computer virus? is a tiny program that can find its way into computers and cause trouble.
How do computer viruses spread? it replicates and copies its self.
What are some of the symptoms of having a computer virus? *program reacting slowly *total system failure
What is a worm? a program that looks for security holes in a network.
What is a network? groups of computers that are connected.
What is a Trojan horse? a destructive piece of software that is disguised as something good.
Where do computer viruses and worms come from? they come from people who are good with computers *people.
How can you protect your computer? *never open an email attachment from someone you don't know *never accept unknown downloads *keep updated virus protection software
Created by: alex lynn