Ever since the first malicious, self-copying computer program rolled its way into computers in 1986 The virus has caused all kinds of problems. They can slow down machines and next corrupt data, or display political or funny messages. They also can steal personal information like credit card numbers, phone number and passwords, bank accounts and spam email addresses and contacts.

A virus is a code that binds itself to other files or programs that infect them, then hides until the infected software is executed. Typically, a virus begins infecting host programs and then it spreads to other programs as well as files, often via e mail. A virus that is successful could cause a great deal of destruction and damage within very short periods of time.

It takes time and experience to create a computer virus, however anyone interested in computer programming will be able to learn how to do it. You can create a virus to gain knowledge about a programming language or even as a joke. Making a virus could be a good way to test the efficacy of an antivirus scanner.

This article will provide instructions on how to create a basic computer virus using Python however the same procedure can be used for any programming language. Python is a good programming language for beginners because it is simple to learn and relatively quick. Other programming languages that can be compiled are generally preferred by viruses due to their operation at an earlier level and are therefore more efficient.