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Project presentation on computer virus

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Project presentation on computer virus

and Antivirus software.

Chevaughn Williams

5202524

What is a computer virus?

A computer virus is a type of malicious software that, when

executed, replicates itself by modifying other computer

programs and inserting its own code.

Explain three types of computer virus:

Boot Sector Virus- A virus that infects the boost sector of floppy disks or the

master boot record of hard disks

Macro Virus- A virus that is written in macro language

Program Virus- A computer virus that replicates itself by modifying other

computer programs and inserting its own code

10 Computer Viruses

Browser Hijacker- A software that modifies a web browsers

settings without the users permission.

File Infector- infects executable files with the intent to

cause permanent damage or make them unusable.

Macro Virus- A virus that is written in macro language.

Polymorphic Virus- Complicated computer virus that affects

data types and functions.

Multipartite Virus- A virus that infects and spreads in multiple

ways.

Direct Action Virus- A virus that starts to work immediately.

Boot Sector Virus- A virus that infects the boost sector of floppy

disks or the master boot record of hard disks

Web Scripting Virus-Breaches your web browser security

Memory Resident Virus- It installs in the memory then infects

future programs

FAT Virus-A virus that attacks the file allocation table

What is an AntiVirus Software?

A software that protects your computer from viruses.

What does an Antivirus Software do?

It scans for viruses then removes them from the computer.

10 AntiVirus Softwares

1.BitDefender-$60 a year- Protects your secret passwords while browsing online with password manager. RECOMMENDED

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2.Avira Antivirus-$45 a year- Antivirus software and internet security. RECOMMENDED

3.Avast Antivirus-$40 a year-Offers a VPN service, performs well.

4.AVG Antivirus-Free-Able to encrypt your connection and browse anonymously

5.Sophos Antivirus-$34.40 a year-Real time protection, anticipate attacks before they happen

6.Panda Antivirus-$44 a year- Files are scanned on a remote server without using processing power of the user’s machine

7.Amiti Antivirus-Free- Built in real time memory shields

8.Comodo Antivirus-$30 per year- Hands on malware blocking test

9.Microsoft Windows Defenders-Free- Built in antimalware and antivirus protection. RECOMMENDED

10. Check Point ZoneAlarm Antivirus-$15 per year-World’s best firewall solution

Mcafee Vs. Norton Antivirus Software

Features:Mcafee has more features and extra utility than Nordan

Protection- Mcafee received slightly better results than Norton in recent test.

System Impact- Both Mcafee and Norton are equally good in terms of occupying

system resources

Interface- Both softwares have equally simple interfaces.

Cost- Norton antivirus is slightly cheaper than Mcafee but Mcafee is available on

more devices

Popularity- Mcafee is a more popular antivirus software

Conclusion

1. I learned what a computer virus is and how it works.

2. I learned than a boot sector virus is a virus that infects the boost sector of floppy disks or the master boot record of

hard disks.

3. I learned that a multipartite virus is a virus that spreads in multiple ways.

4. I learned that an antivirus software is a software that protects your computer from viruses.

5. An antivirus software scans and removes viruses from your computer.

6. I learned about different type of antivirus softwares and their prices.

7. A direct action virus is a virus that starts to work immediately.

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8. I learned that a web scripting virus is a virus that breaches your web browser security.

9. I learned that there are also free antivirus softwares out there, not just paid ones.

10. File infector infects files with the intent to cause permanent damage or leave them unusable

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