A Presentation On Computer Viruses Name:- Nitish Xavier Tirkey F.Y.BCA Date:- 4th October, 2010
Flow of presentation• Introduction• Symptoms• How does it spread• Types of Computer Viruses• Prevention and Cure• Antivirus Software• Conclusion
Introduction• Computer viruses are a type of software program that, like a biological virus, reproduces and spreads itself• Some virus may display only a message on the screen, others may slow down the Pc• They can also erase files or even format your floppy or hard disk and crash the system
Symptoms• Letters looks like they are falling to the bottom of the screen.• The computer system becomes slow.• The size of available free memory reduces.• The hard disk runs out of space.• The computer does not boot.
How does it spread• Computer viruses spread by attaching themselves to other computer program files• When you exchange a file or pen drive with a virus, the virus spreads from one computer to the another• Viruses also spreads when a Computer Engineer comes to repair your system and puts his/her diagnostics disks in your PC
Types of computer viruses• Boot viruses:- The boot virus copies the virus code in the boot sector• Polymorphic viruses:- They are coded in such a way that they infect a system and change their signature• Macro viruses:- Macros are blocks of code written to automate frequently performed tasks and embedded in a program file• Worms:- Worms are program that replicate and spread to other system• Trojans:- A Trojan is a program file that claims to do something but it actually does something that is not required
Preservation and cure• Install an Antivirus software• Regularly update the program• Open email attachment files only if you are expecting the attached files, or the sender is known and has confirmed sending the file• Try to avoid downloading and installing software from the Internet• Install only registered copies of software on the system
Antivirus Software• Norton Anti-Virus• MaCfee• Avast• Quick Heal• Panda
Conclusion• For better and safe computation anti-virus software should be installed and be helpfull for global network system freely.