Since 1986 when the first malicious self-copying program appeared on computers virus has caused a variety of issues. They can cause a machine to slow down and corrupt data, or display political or funny messages. They also can access personal information such as credit card numbers, phone number and passwords, bank accounts and spam email addresses and contacts.

A virus is a piece of code that connects to other files and programs and it spreads by infecting them, hiding until the infected program is run. Typically, a virus starts infecting the host program and then expands to other programs and files, often via e mail. A virus that is successful can cause lots of damage and destruction in a short period of time.

Making a virus requires patience and experience However, anyone interested in computer programming may be able to learn how to make a virus. The process of creating a virus can be done with the intention of learning about a programming language, or as a joke. Making a virus could be a great way to test the effectiveness of an antivirus scanner.

This article will show you how to create a simple computer virus using Python. The same procedure can be utilized with any other programming language. Python is a great programming language for beginners as it is easy to master and relatively quick. For viruses other programming languages that can be compiled are typically preferred since they operate at an inferior level of the computer and will therefore be more effective.