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Since 1986 when the first malicious self-copying software was introduced to computers, viruses have caused all sorts of problems. They can slow down the machine, corrupt data, display humorous or political messages, access personal information such as credit card numbers or phone numbers, passwords and bank accounts, or even spam the user’s email addresses and email addresses, or even make the machine inaccessible.

A virus is a bit of code that binds itself to other programs and files and then spreads through infecting them, and then hiding until the infected program is run. Typically, a virus starts by infecting the host application and then expands to other programs and files, mostly via e-mail. A virus that is successful can cause a great deal of damage and destruction within a short time.

It takes time and understanding to create an infection on a computer, but anyone interested in computer programming will be able to learn how. A virus can be done for the purpose of learning about a programming language or even as a prank. A virus can be used to test an antivirus scanner’s effectiveness.

This article will show you how to build a simple computer virus using Python. The same process can also be used with any other programming language. Python is a great programming language for novices, because it’s relatively easy to master. For viruses, other programming languages that can be compiled are generally preferred since they operate at a lower level of the computer and will thus be more efficient.