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Virus Malware

BBC Bitesize: Computing

Viruses and malware are programs that can attack computers, tablets, phones and other digital devices. A virus is a small program designed to cause trouble by gaining access to your device. It can copy your personal data or slow your device down. A virus spreads by duplicating and attaching itself to other files. By combining the words 'malicious' (meaning harmful) and 'software' we get the word 'malware'. Viruses are just one type of malware. Other types include spyware, worms and trojans.

Rating: G
Production Year: 2017
Duration: 2 min
Series: BBC Bitesize: Computing
Printable Resources: Yes

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