Since 1986 when the first malicious self-copying software was introduced to computers, viruses have caused all sorts of issues. They can slow down a machine and cause data corruption or display political or funny messages. They also can steal personal information like credit card numbers, telephone number and passwords, bank accounts and spam email addresses as well as contacts.
A virus is a code that binds itself to other programs or files and then infects them. It then remains hidden until the infected software is executed. Typically, a virus starts infecting host programs and then expands to other programs and files, mostly via e-mail. A virus that is successful could cause a lot of damage and destruction in a brief period of time.
Creating a virus requires patience and experience However, anyone interested in computer programming may be able to learn how to make virus. You can create a virus to learn about a programming language, or even as a joke. Creating a virus can also be a good way to test the effectiveness of an antivirus scanner.
This article will demonstrate how to create a basic computer Virus using Python. The same process is also applicable to any other programming language. Python is a great programming language for beginners because it is simple to learn and relatively fast. For viruses, other programming languages that can be compiled are generally preferred because they work at lower levels of the computer and thus be more efficient.