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What are the types of virous?

Asked by pramod rajapurkar, 24 Feb '09 07:42 am
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People have a very general view that there are many types of computer viruses and are those programs that cause damage or make the system crash. Malicious code is the general word used and virus is one type of malicious code. Worms and Trojans are different from computer virus and destructive types of worms are sometimes termed as internet types of virus. Computer viruses have made their mark on the PC's since the 90's with different types of viruses causing damage to computers.
There are a few main types of computer viruses and these computer virus types are classified below depending upon the infection methods:
Boot sector/Master Boot Record Computer Virus
Means of Infection
Boot sector is that area of the computer that is accessed when the computer is turned on. A boot sector virus infects this portion. Once the boot sector is infected the virus is loaded into memory when the computer is turned on. This virus then infects boot sectors on floppies or other removable media Master ...more
Answered by L KINI, 24 Feb '09 08:12 am

 
  
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Virus is virus,no specific category
Answered by satnam bali, 28 Jul '09 06:12 pm

 
  
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Types of virus is --
File virus : Most viruses fall into this category. A virus attaches itself to a file, usually a program file.

Boot sector virus : These viruses infect floppy and hard drives. The virus program will load first, before the operating system.

Macro Virus : This is a new type of virus that use an application's own macro programming feature to distribute themselves. Unlike other viruses, macro viruses do not infect programs; they infect documents.

Virus Hoax : Although there are thousands of viruses discovered each year, there are still some that only exist in the imaginations of the public and the press - known as virus hoaxes. These viruses hoaxes
Answered by sach dev thakur, 02 Mar '09 04:32 pm

 
  
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There is a very long list and daily new virus's keep coming. Trojan virus is the worst. Alway fear it and do not let it enter your system at any time.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 24 Feb '09 07:55 am

 
  
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There are too many. U have to act after seeing the attack or u have to take precaution.
Answered by krishnaswamy thattai renganathaiyengar, 24 Feb '09 07:44 am

 
  
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