How to Make a Computer Virus

Ever since the first self-copying, malicious computer program slipped into computers in 1986 the virus has been causing all kinds of problems. They can cause a machine to slow down and corrupt data, or display funny or political messages. They can also steal personal information like credit card numbers, telephone number and passwords, bank accounts and spam email addresses and contacts.

A virus is a malicious code that is affixed to other programs or files, infects them and is hidden until the infected program is executed. Typically, a virus begins by infecting the host application and then expands to other programs and files, often via e mail. A successful virus can cause many damages and destruction over a short period of time.

Creating a virus requires time and knowledge However, anyone interested in computer programming may be able to learn how to make an infection. You can create a virus in order to learn about a programming language or as a joke. A virus can be a good method to test the effectiveness of an antivirus scanner.

This article will teach you how to create a basic computer virus using Python. The same process can be applied to any other programming language. Python is a good programming language for beginners because it is simple to learn and fairly fast. Other programming languages, which can be compiled are typically preferred by viruses due to their operation at an lower level and therefore are more efficient.