Malware: Viruses, Worms and Trojan Horses

Collab. quiz wae Purpleteeth and Camershaw3 for the Malware section ae Software. Ma part is on the categories of malware Viruses, Worms and Trojan Horses
'Classic' Virus
A nasty wee code hing that gits inserted in other program files; this file turns intae the host file an when it activates so does the code, which starts gittin tae work on yer computer. Its a wee leechy hing and canny work withoot the host program
Virus Payload; Common Symptoms
The mast usual things a virus dis tae yer computer when it executes is tae:
- Gee it a reeboot
- Pit up unwanted messages an doo-daas
- Delete aw yer data
Virus Replication
Viruses are sneaky wee hings and will try tae copy its ane code onto other programs on the same computer and yasin them as the host
Spreading A Virus
Viruses can infect other programs when some eejit transfers or copies them to another system, it canny git aboot wae a network
Worms replicate by yasing network resources themselves tae other systems so it can git in aboot them and infect them. They dinnae latch on tae a program cos they can activate themselves rather than needin a host tae execute
Worm Infection
Worms get flung across a network so they can infect other systmes. They usually git sent through an email (which can be sent without the users knowledge and done automatically) so it cin infect them, but can also hide inside a Trojan that contains a worm
Trojan Horses
Another sneaky wee hing that looks awright bit it actually contains malware