what is a virus exactly ???????

India
January 29, 2007 3:49am CST
can any one tell me what virus exactly are?
8 responses
@Lunerian (493)
• Sweden
30 Jan 07
Here is the wikipedia definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_virus "A computer virus is a computer program which reproduces."
30 Jan 07
virus are sets of codes embedded in a software or a file that destroy or give a command to other softwares to make this and that. or give the hackers a backpass to your system..
@oarnamav (2708)
• India
29 Jan 07
It's a hazards data inside your computer which correpts the softwares and intrups like a boyfrien to a girl or a girl friend to a boy. Troubles your work takes your precious time in attending.
@bkpdp1 (920)
• India
29 Jan 07
Have you ever created a batch file. It's useful when a group of commands are to be executed. Similarly virus are group of commands when executed through batch file or an exe files. One of the command is say ( deltree*.*). When a user received that batch file or exe file (said as virus) then the above function get executed & it will start deleting your Parent drives folders & files without asking. These type of malicious codes when executed on a system is known as virus (Made for destruction purpose only). I think you have a clear idea what virus is exactly.
@ashumit02 (819)
• United States
29 Jan 07
virus is a programme (may be written in any language)embedded with other software or images.they causes the system to behave abnormally due to which person using the pc have to face problems.
• India
29 Jan 07
vires is a software it affects other files in the harddisk.
• India
29 Jan 07
what i know is that a virus is a programm which is programmed to do various tasks which are illegal
@raghwagh (1528)
• India
29 Jan 07
Hi friend I presume you are talking about computer viruses and not real biological viruses.Computer viruses are just programs written in different programming languages and with the sold intention to create damage to the OS of other programs on which they are targetted.Thus these virus programs distroy the information on computer.Also many times they corrupt the data and make it useless.Some viruses even clean the partitions on the harddisk thus losing all the data.There are programs called Antivirus programs which detect such programs and elementate them and some times repair the damage created by these virus programs.We mainly get viruses from internet.