How are computer viruses named?
I think it's on behaviour of the virus program, i.e. Trojan Horse,Black Bug etc.
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Viruses will access your system if your computer is not protected with internet security software's or out of date. Downloading files will cause viruses to access your computer. Most viruses will settle itself into a folder and will allow other viruses to access the computer. This will cause flooding and will slow down the computer and also damage the O/S.
A computer virus is like a real virus in that both are infectious. Real viruses can travel from person to person, and computer viruses can travel from computer to computer. And of course, both computer viruses and real viruses have harmful effects on the organisms or computers which become infected by them.
You should scan for computer viruses because they can be harmful to your computer and your own personal information that you have stored on your PC. The most common viruses known as Trojans and worms can steal confidential information from your computer. You can get viruses only by clicking in on a website, and you should therefore be careful with trusting unknown websites and you should scan your computer for viruses often.