What is a Virus?

A virus is a type of malware that is designed to replicate itself and spread from one computer to another. It can be transmitted through email attachments, infected websites, or vulnerabilities in software or operating systems.

Once a virus infects a computer, it may execute a variety of malicious actions, such as deleting files, stealing sensitive information, or disrupting the normal functioning of the system. Some viruses may also be designed to exploit vulnerabilities in software or operating systems to gain unauthorized access to a computer or network.

Viruses can have serious consequences, including financial losses, damage to reputation, and the compromise of sensitive data or systems. It is important for individuals and organizations to protect against viruses by using antivirus and anti-malware software, keeping the software and operating systems up to date, and being vigilant about suspicious emails or websites.

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