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Name: Kevin
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Date: Around 1995


Question:
I do not know much about computer viruses, but I was wondering if you guys/gals could help me with some information. For example, what do computer viruses do? What are the most popular around?



Replies:
"Popular"? I think "Unpopular" is more like it. I do not know which are the most common, but I recall one called "Michelangelo" that was a big concern a year or two ago. What they do is mostly just make copies of themselves whenever they get a chance. For example, if there is a virus on a floppy disk somewhere, then whenever you read a file on that disk, the virus might try to copy itself onto any other disks on your computer. And then those other disks might be used in somebody else' computer, spreading the virus around. But some people who have programmed viruses are not very nice, and their viruses can erase some of your data or damage your computer in other ways. So try to avoid them at all costs!

A Smith


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