Virus is a harmful piece of software that can copy itself and spread from one computer to another.
Viruses are designed to attach to legitimate software programs, files, and documents and will be hidden and inactive until the circumstances match those required by the creator. The primary circumstance is that you must open or run the legitimate software.
Once activated, it can do many things including:
- Destroy your data.
- Spam your contacts.
- Record and share your personal, private information.
- And even take over your whole computer!
Viruses can be spread through any device with a computer including phones. Increased awareness, having certainty in people who send you software and having premium antivirus software can keep you safe.