What are the types of virous?
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
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