short essay on viruses

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this essay will help young children know about computer viruses easily as i have made it in simple language.

Submitted: July 10, 2012

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COMPUTER VIRUSES 
As the world is digitalizing the use of compueter devices has started increasing.Now 8 out of 10 homes have computer system in there houses for one purpose or the other.It is said that if there is a positive growth there is something negative hidden behind it.The same way as the use of computer has started increasing some people named as anonymous groups have started programming such things which infect the computer by one way or the other.This is called  VIRUS.Viruses are those things which are developed with the intention of harming the computer ir the data present in the computer.
Viruses can be of different types such as 
WORMS-these are small infectants which come in our computers through pendrives or internet .They donot harm computer much.
MALWARE-It is a short form for malicious softwares.Generally the hacker groups makes such types of softwares which infect our device.They gather inportant data from the personal computer and start acting as if they are the softwares made for the personal computers itself but they unknowingly harm the user computer.
TROJAN HORSE-As the name suggest it it is derived from the story of the  troy.In which the greeks invaded the troy by sending large horses.But the people in troy thought that it is a gift given by greeks for peace.So people took it and as it enterd the city the soldiers came out of the horse attcked the city.In the same on the internet we like a particular application which is looking interesting and we download it.So when we download this unknowing a viruse enters our computer and harms it.
BOOT SECTOR VIRUSE-Boot sector viruses are viruses which directly infect the booting sector i.e BIOS setup[Basic Input Output Setup].When we start our computer we find that the operating system[OS] is not loading.This virus completely destroys oursystem softwsre.The only solution to repair this is to format "Local Disk(C:)" by installing the new version of OS.
.AUTORUN-It is a simple file infector which gets multiplied automatically or when we click on it.this type of virus is transfered through pendrives,flashdrives,portable hard disk.
PREVENTION from these type of viruses can be done by installing an anti-viruse which has a lega licencse and is authorized.We can turn on windows firewalll if you are using a windows operating system.Microsoft also gives a legal protection software called windows defender which can be used to sacn the computer.The anti viruse should be updated once in a week if the update is available or the offline updates are also available from the publisher if the person is not having a internet connection at home.
BY:-AGRAJ AHER


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