How to Make a Computer Virus

Since 1986 when the first malware-based self-copying program was introduced into computers, viruses have caused a variety of issues. They can slow down the machine, corrupt data, display humorous or political messages, access personal information such as credit card numbers, phone numbers, passwords and bank accounts, spam the user’s email contacts as well as e-mail addresses, even making the machine unusable.

A virus is a bit of code that binds itself to other programs and files and is then transmitted by infecting them, and then hiding until the infected program is launched. Typically, a virus begins by infecting the host program, and then spreads to other programs and files, often via e mail. A virus that is successful could cause numerous damages and destruction in a short period of time.

A virus’ creation requires time and knowledge, but anyone who is interested in computer programming can learn how to create virus. You can create a virus to gain knowledge about a programming language, or as a joke. The process of creating a virus can 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 process can also be used with any other programming language. Python is a great programming language for novices because it is a breeze to learn and relatively fast. For viruses other programming languages that can be compiled are typically preferred since they operate at lower levels of the computer and therefore be more effective.