A virus is a computer program written by someone presumably with the intent of spreading and causing grief. Like a human virus, a virus makes the infected computer “sick”: it causes poor performance, crashes, lost files and data, or more.
Also like a human virus, a computer virus replicates itself – just as you can copy a file from one disk to another and have copies on both disks, a computer virus is in part defined by its ability to make copies of itself.
Exactly how a virus does this depends on its type, but can include propagation over removable media such as USB drives, networks, or network-based activities such as user downloads.
If you suspect your computer might be affected, do contact us as soon as possible on 021 906 2296. The faster, the better the prognosis.