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Computer Worms

A computer worm is a piece of software which can reproduce and spread itself. While not always harmful, computer worms often act like (and are often confused with) computer viruses. Questions about these types of programs belong here.

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How does the binary number system help us in everyday business?

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Asked by Waltvictor

1 and 0 stands in for both of these states. Binary numerals are composed of the numbers 1 and 0. Different data are represented by these numbers. The number system is commonly referred to as binary, or base 2 because numbers are represented by two digits.

Do worms take a bath?

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Asked by Wiki User

no because they'd die and btw they eat soil

How can viruses and phishing affect the computer?

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Asked by Wiki User

Viruses: Viruses can steal your personal information, use your computer as a zombie, and do other nasty things to you.

Phishing: Phishing is a way to steal your personal information by leading you on.

What is the worm in computer?

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Computer worms are malicious software applications designed to spread via computer networks. Computer worms are one form of malware along with viruses andtrojans. A person typically installs worms by inadvertently opening an email attachment or message that contains executable scripts. Once installed on a computer, worms spontaneously generate additional email messages contaning copies of the worm. They may also open TCP ports to create networks security holes for other applications, and they may attempt to "flood" the LAN with spurious Denial of Service (DoS) data transmissions.

How do most worms enter a computer system?

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A worm may infect a computer without any action on the users part, or it may trick a user into performing an action which would allow it to infect the computer; though a worm that requires a user to propagate borders on being a Trojan horse, which is another form of malware.
Worms may propagate over a computer network, portable storage, or any other means in which any data could enter a system by exploiting unpatched vulnerabilities in the computer's software.

How are setae used by worms?

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For one example, the setae help the worm resist being pulled from a hole in the groung by a bird.

Why do computers use binary number system instead of the decimal number system?

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Asked by Wiki User

Computers use a bunch of on and off switches and don't think of numbers in groups of 10 like humans. They use powers of 2 because each switch can only be made in 2 functions; on or off with only two digits.

When was the computer virus invented?

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the history of coputer viruses started in the 1980's. since of three factors. because of popularity and eager to use.

How do you locate the source of a computer virus?

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You need to run these 5 essential steps to remove all the spyware on your computer.

1. Run Deckard's System Scanner (DSS)

2. Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

3. Run the anti spyware removal programs spybot

4 Run Superantispyware

5. Run a complete scan with free curing utility Dr.Web CureIt!

Install threat fire which will enhance your antivirus protection

What is the terms used when a virus takes control of features on your computer and transports files?

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Asked by Wiki User

you check if all ur informatoin that you had on it is still there if not take if to a PC work shop anjd get it fixed

Should you repair if a computer virus is found?

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Asked by Wiki User

Yes - the vast majority of computer viruses can be removed, or disabled by most anti-virus software. The trick is - to keep your anti-virus software, and definitions database up-to-date, as people are writing new viruses on a daily basis !

What is computer virus?

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Asked by Wiki User

A virus is a piece of code that attaches itself to a program or file so it can spread from computer to computer. They can also try to damage your software, your hardware, and your files. To protect your PC from virus, you'd better enable one antivirus program on your computer.

What is the size of the worm?

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Worm can very in size. They can be microscopic or grow to a littler over three feet in length. The most well known worm is an earthworm.

How do marine worms help the environment?

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they fertilize the plants. its kind of like giving your dog or cat special nutrients food... the worms poop out plant-enriching nutrients.

How are computer virus computer worms and computer Trojan Horse different?

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worm will not effect ur computer

but ,tronjent will currept all the files & disable the task manager...

>Worm viruses will duplicate your folder and end up eating your disk space and your disk memory. On tronjent or Trojan horse will make your executable files corrupt. Both are serious virus since they delete, destroy and duplicate files. In which Anti-viruses can't cope with this problem. The last option is to reformat your computer.

What is the difference between a virus and a worm?

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A virus is a program that is designed to spread from file to file on a single PC, it does not intentionally try to move to another PC, and it must replicate, and execute itself to be defined as a virus.

A worm is designed to copy itself (intentionally move) from PC to PC, via networks, internet etc.

A worm doesnt need a host file to move from system to system, whereas a virus does.

So worms spread more rapidly then viruses.

The word 'Virus' has become a common term a lot of people use to refer to worms and trojans too. Which is not exactly correct.

Do worms live in wet or damp places?

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yes, they prefer damp and dry areas and dont like the really wet areas so when it rains they come to the top of the soil because its to wet for them at the bottom.

Why virus attacks a computer?

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You can get a computer virus in any number of ways. Viruses usually spread to your computer disguised as a useful program that you download and install yourself. Viruses can also spread by exploiting bugs in programs many people use, like Internet Explorer, in order to run code on your computer that will let the viruses install themselves. Viruses can spread this way in both emails and files.

Is a flash card an example of optical storage media?

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I think it is, because its an external memory.

What is characteristic of computer worms?

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A computer worm is a self replicating piece of software. If you have other computers on your network some worms can send copies of itself to the other computers. Worms also consume a lot of bandwidth.

What are the major sources of computer viruses?

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viruses can be destructive once it enters your computer system. You can easily noticeits effect such as slow processing-applications; presence of anonymous files, abnormal computer behavior, and the worse part will be the corruption of your files and the operating systeminstantly.These are just some of the effects of computer viruses. There are viruses, which can actuallysteal personal information on your computer without you noticing it. If there is no anti-virusinstalled on your workstation, it is very hard to prevent the replication of these programs (yes,viruses are also programs created by crazy people) and its effect on your computer.However, you can prevent file corruption and theft carried by viruses by means of assessing the protection of your computer, especially if it is connected to the Internet. Analyze and do thenecessary adjustments to your computer to avoid future problems.1. Version of operating system you are using. Are you using Windows-based operating system or Open Source Applications? If you are using Windows, then it is more prone to viruses comparedto other operating systems because most viruses target Windows computers because lots of people are using it.If this is the case, install an anti-virus program and update its system regularly to capture and prevent newer programs from entering the computer. Always update your operating system for security patches provided by the manufacturer to make it stronger and secure in fighting viruses.2. People using your computer. If you are not the only one using the computer, there are lots of possibilities that viruses may compromise your system. If possible, try to limit the number of people using your computer or never let others use it to lessen the possibility of virus intrusion.3. Websites you visit. Be careful in visiting virus prone websites such as porn websites, or other similar sites, which may be tempting but you do not know it will be the source of viruses you donot expect. Always think first before you do any act in visiting various websites.4. Email attachments. There are lots of emails we receive each day that we do not want. As a precaution, never try to open unknown emails, download its attachments, or visit their links evenif it is tempting. It might be some kind of a virus.These factors can be a great help in preventing computer viruses from disrupting the normaloperation of your computer. Always update your anti-virus program, security patches, andsoftware updates on your operating system to serve as armor in blocking unwanted programsfrom corrupting your files.

Can computer virus infect a human?

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Asked by Wiki User

Absolutely not. Computer virii are a way of describing logic-deconstruction programs in layman's terms. They are entirely non-biological, and incapable of affecting the human system in any measurable fashion.

How do you protect my computer from the cookie virus?

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Usually not. A text file should is not able to transmit a virus, which is what a cookie almost always is. It needs to be an executable file. However your internet broweser may have flaws that would cause it to execute code in a cookie... and in that way it could transmit a virus.