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Computer Virus Quiz

#1. What was the first computer virus called?

Bob Thomas, who wrote Creepers, just wanted to create an experimental, self-duplicating program to illustrate that it could be done. It made it appearance in 1971 and baffled the computer scientists at ARPANET (an experimental network which would eventually give rise to the internet) when this phrase was displayed on their teletype computer screens: “I’m the creeper, catch me if you can!”

#2. What type of warning are you most likely to receive if a virus is found on your system?

#3. If you receive an email attachment from someone you don't know, should you open it?

#4. What is a malware?

#5. In May 2000 this worm, which shares a name with a Disney film, spread through e-mail. What was one of its names?

#6. What is a Trojan horse?

In computing, a Trojan horse (or simply trojan) is any malware which misleads users of its true intent. The term is derived from the Ancient Greek story of the deceptive Trojan Horse that led to the fall of the city of Troy.

#7. A computer virus and worm can equally harm a computer device. A worm has all the following characteristics EXCEPT

#8. Special program which can detect and remove viruses from computer is called _____________.

#9. Which general term refers to all kinds of harmful software, including viruses, worms, trojan horses, and spyware?

#10. What is Phishing?

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