No. Computer viruses are only called "viruses" by figurative analogy with biological viruses. And biological viruses (such as chickenpox, hepatitis, and the flu) are not the same as disease-causing bacteria (such as strep throat, tuberculosis, and lyme disease).
how are computer and biological viruses alike and different
By analogy with biological viruses.
Computer viruses can infect a file much like a Biological virus can infect a cell, they then spread from file to file or cell to cell.
Biological Virus can kill youComputer Virus can just kill your computer, not you.Neither is living.*computer virus it is software which corrupt the system *biological virus which cause decease in human body
Biological viruses are pathogens that can affect either humans or animals. Computer viruses are manmade computer coding as a program intended to disrupt the normal use of a computer and networking.
Computer viruses are called "viruses" after the biological type of virus because of a few similarities:Computer virusesare self-spreading and reproductivespread to other computers (through internet, email, CDs, usb keys)damage the host computer andcan be prevented by "vaccination" or telling anti-virus software to block all flagged softwareHowever it is vital to realize that computer 'viruses' are malicious scripts invented by people, while biological viruses are proteinaceous particles which are often not created by people.
Both types:are spread by contact with a contaminated sourcecan be blocked with defensescan be modified and weaponisedcan go away after a time if certain measures are takencan kill whatever they infectcan change over timecan be costlyDifferences:computer viruses only work in a computer hostbiological viruses only work in a biological hostbiological viruses can spontaneously mutatecomputer viruses are createdbiological viruses are far more complex
Computer viruses are bits of code written by people that behave like their biological counterpart. Biological viruses are bits of active DNA that wrap themselves in a protein sheath. They are made when a virus hijacks a normal cell and causes it to make more viruses.
I think there alike because they all still have that infection in them so it really doesn't make a difference.
Computer viruses and biological viruses are not the same thing. A computer virus can not infect a person. However, computers are everywhere, controlling lots of things. Irreplaceable data can be corrupted and destroyed by viruses. Also, mechanical systems which are controlled by vulnerable computers could be infected, and cause physical harm. And infected information systems can cause financial harm to companies which rely on them, and, indirectly, to employees and clients.
Biological vectors include viruses as well as plasmids.
Biological viruses. Rocks, glassware, pottery etc. Inanimate objects such as these cannot be infected by viruses though they may be on the surface of them.Computer viruses only infect programmable machines including mobile 'phones etc.
Similar to biological viruses, they have the capacity to reproduce. Also, they infect files - becoming part of the file. This is similar to biological viruses, invading the cell.Note that in popular usage, the term "viruses" is used for many types of malware (malicious programs); but a computer virus is actually only a very specific type of malware.
Sort of. If you think of sharing data as the computer equivalent of sex, many computer viruses are then STDs.
It's about the same thing as a human virus (in other word's it infects the victim,and in this case it's the computer)
A virus. They are not obsolete an likely never will be. There are electrical viruses a.k.a. computer viruses. But the biological ones are very much still around. Like H1N1 or Ebola.
Computer viruses are created by human beings and are spread by contacting virtually (e-mail, etc.), downloading things that have a virus, or just visiting sites that have a virus planted in them. (Sites that are advertised on TV have an extremely low chance of having viruses, for example Neopets or Free Realms. Also very popular sites like You Tube or WikiAnswers) Biological viruses are contracted in similar ways: touching something that has the virus on it, then touching your mouth, eyes or ears, kissing or having sexual intercourse with someone who has a virus, or by being born with it. Biological viruses CANNOT be cured, they are always in the body, but the symptoms and fatality can. While computer viruses can be rid of. Both have many types, some are fatal or they cannot be cured/rid of/etc.
They are computer viruses that let hackers and other viruses in to your computer undetected. They are computer viruses that let hackers and other viruses in to your computer undetected.
The naming of the computer virus has sort of the same roots as the computer bug. When the first viruses were discovered, people named it based on the main aspects of the object. The viruses focused on dumb cloning/reproducing, exactly like organic viruses, and there you go, the computer virus is born.
Viruses are not necessarily "caused" - they are a biological reality that can be contracted.
when you download a program on your computer that has a viruses
Computer viruses are not built the same way iPod, iPhone, or iPad apps are built. They will not run, and probably will not for a very, very long time.