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Why would someone create a computer virus?

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2009-02-01 05:17:51
2009-02-01 05:17:51

Because they want to take your software, money, games etc.

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That would be illegal... we in the Wiki community will not help you break the law !


I would tell you but then I would have to kill you. No, seriously don't ask stupid questions!!


Creating a computer virus is unethical because viruses do things on people's computer's without their permission. Creating and distributing a computer virus would be like using their computer without their consent. Also, depending on what the computer virus does, you could incur a number of other ethical problems - like stealing, harassment, etc.


It's theoretical possible, but not likely. But if someone managed to do this, then yes, your computer would overheat.


How would you get a virus from a computer game? No you cannot get a virus


A Computer virus usually gets in by the internet , just like unwanted cookies. You would need a virus scanner to remove the virus from your computer or laptop .


Scared as you might be, it would be even scarier to leave the virus alone. Viruses can destroy your computer, and there are certain types which can help people to spy on you. If you think your computer has a virus, you need to call or tell someone who would know how to fix it. Otherwise, you might have your identity stolen or get into some other sort of trouble. Also, computers are expensive to replace.


It is very unlikely you would get a virus from there.


I have not heard of any virus that is aimed at the PlayStation 2. To create this kind of virus you would need to install it onto your computer. Via either the internet, or a USB memory stick, so in short.. NO :)


It makes the computer slow and disfunction. Like how a VIRUS in your body would make your body disfunction.


I would report that to any virus company. its not in any of the virus databases


Your best bet would be to just take the computer to Staples and have them remove the virus.


To scare somebody into thinking it's a real virus without facing the legal troubles or actually harming the persons actual computer in the process.



Keylogger: this is the only type of computer virus that i think would be beneficial to someone. It is placed on the computer and hidden, every keystroke that is entered will be recorded and relayed back to the person who created the virus, it will also record web pages visited and sometimes takes snapshots of these web pages.



Albert Einstein Edit: Wow....... *epic facepalm* He wasn't even around at the time of computers. However, my closest guess would be Bill Gates or someone from microsoft or dealing with computers. I heard that he was the first to create a virus.


Some problems identified by a McAfee Virus scan would be computer viruses such and worms and trojans. It will find a virus, then remove it from your computer.


You can get a virus by going on websites that contain avirus. But you would not know when the virus is in your desktops it can multiply depends what kind of virus is it when the computer slows down or something else, have a scan made by your computer when it is found delete or clean the virus.


No, it cant or else someone would of post that they have a virus


Sure mine is virus free, but to have a computer that is completely immune to viruses always I think would be impossible. Hackers are competing with anti-virus companies to find new ways to get into your computer.


It may be either a hacker, the fact that you might have made them mad, or they just arent very nice.



No. It was not. There was a Trojan horse that was lethal. Your computer would "destroy" itself and spread the virus without you knowing.


Honestly, if you had this virus on your computer it's most likely you won't be able to remove by youself. You would have to go to your closest digital nomads which are people who can get a chip in your computer to help the virus go away.



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