How Computer Viruses Work

 

How Computer Viruses Work

Read the article how computer viruses work and answer the following questions.  You are going to need to answer the following questions within  Microsoft Word.  Be sure to properly label your paper.  Some of the questions can be answered with a short sentence and other questions require several sentence answers.  Be sure to thoroughly read and answer the questions.  DO NOT SIMPLY COPY AND PASTE. 

 1.  What are the four most common forms of electronic infections?  Define each one.

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 2.  What are “zero day attacks”?

 3.  What are the three main factors that helped lead to the spread of computer viruses during the         late 1980’s?

 4. What is malware?

 5.  List and define four common types of malware.

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 6.  What has caused a decline in the amount of executable and boot sector viruses?

 7.  What was the number of reported viruses to Symantec during the first half of 2007?

 8.  List five ways to help protect yourself from viruses.

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