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Chapter 29. Protecting Your PC from Viru... > Safeguarding Your System from Comput...

Safeguarding Your System from Computer Viruses

A computer virus is a malicious software program designed to do damage to your computer system by deleting files or even taking over your PC to launch attacks on other systems. A virus attacks your computer when you launch an infected software program, launching a “payload” that oftentimes is catastrophic.

Signs of Infection

How do you know whether your computer system has been infected with a virus?


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