A type of malware particularly designed to mess up computer files and processes.
Virus refers to the broad classification of malware that is designed by hackers to damage system files and corrupt system processes. These malicious files are often attached to installation files so that users can unknowingly install them on computers and then have to struggle with getting them out. However, it is very difficult for a user to remove viruses from their computer since they tend to duplicate themselves or hide inside system files. As a result, there are specialized programs, called anti-virus software, that are designed to target these types of malware and terminate their operations.
A computer virus is very dangerous. They don’t only corrupt system files but can also steal confidential user information.