Can Spread from one computer to another.
Needs human action to execute itself.
Can destroy files , corrupt your data.
Propagates when the host program is executed.
Slow down your pc.
A computer worm is a standalone computer
program that replicates itself in order to spread to
Does not alter files.
Resides in active memory and duplicates itself.
Don’t need human activity to transfer from one
computer to another.
Slow down your pc and increase usage of resources
Difference B/w Virus and worms
Attaches itself to OS or
Needs user action to
Needs a host file.
Spread quite slowly.
Don’t attaches itself with OS.
No Host needed.
Can spread in thousands of
numbers in some minutes.
Trojan horses do not replicate themselves but they can
be just as destructive.
Can be employed by hackers.
Provides backdoors to your computer data which can
be used for stealing data by hackers.
Can Exploit your data.
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for finding infected