A Computer Virus is self replicating software that spreads by inserting copies of itself into other software. In a way, a computer virus is similar to human virus in that it spreads through infection and relies on a host. Some viruses can be intentionally destructive (for example, by destroying data) whereas other are created simply to annoy a computer user.
HOW DO I GET A VIRUS?
* From infected programs downloaded from the internet.
*Through infected email messages or email attachments.
*From an infected floppy disk or any other removable media.
*By opening a file that is infected with a virus.
* From hostile Java applets and Active X controls, you unknowingly download.
HOW DO I REMOVE A VIRUS?
You will need a anti-virus product such as Defender Pro AntiVirus . Once you have your antivirus software, always ensure that your virus database is up to date before starting. Once updated, select 'Scan Hard-drive and let the scan complete. If anyviruses have found, your software should provide instructions for removal.