What is a Computer Virus?

A computer virus is a program which can harm our device and files and infect them for no further use. When a virus program is executed, it replicates itself by modifying other computer programs and instead enters its own coding. This code infects a file or program and if it spreads massively, it may ultimately result in crashing of the device. 

Since the computer virus only hits the programming of the device, it is not visible. But there are certain indications which can help you analyses that a device is virus-hit. Given below are such signs which may help you identify computer viruses:

  • Speed of the System – In case a virus is completely executed into your device, the time taken to open applications may become longer and the entire system processing may start working slowly
  • Pop-up Windows – One may start getting too many pop up windows on their screen which may be virus affected and harm the device even more
  • Self-Execution of Programs – Files or applications may start opening in the background of the system by themselves and you may not even know about them
  • Log out from Accounts – In case of a virus attack, the probability of accounts getting hacked increase and password protected sites may also get hacked and you might get logged out from all of them
  • Crashing of the Device – In most cases, if the virus spreads in maximum files and programs, there are chances that the entire device may crash and stop working

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