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Chapter eleven. Managing Online Security > Protecting Against Computer Viruses

Protecting Against Computer Viruses

An outside computer attack isn't the only bad thing that can happen to your system. Far more likely is an attack from within, in the form of a computer virus infection.

In many ways, a computer virus actually is similar to a biological virus. A biological virus invades your body's system and replicates itself, causing all sorts of damage to the host (you). Likewise, a computer virus invades your computer's system, replicates itself, and causes untold damage to the host (your computer).


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