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How do I create a computer virus?

Computer virusBecause of the frequency this question has been asked in e-mail, on the forums, and searched for on Computer Hope we have decided to create a document for this question. If you are interested in creating a computer virus, Trojan, worm, malware, or other malicious program as revenge, payback, or as a prank we suggest you re-think.

Creating a virus that deletes files or causes other issues resolves nothing and may result in you being prosecuted by the law. In other words, you could be fined or sent to prison.

Instead of creating computer viruses or other malware consider learning a computer programming language. You’ll learn a lot more by learning one or more programming languages and become more qualified in getting hired at a company that designs programs or analyzes viruses. No one ever got hired because they wrote a computer virus.

Below is additional questions and answers that relate to this same subject.

If I create a good computer virus wont I become famous?

No, the only fame you may get is a news article and maybe a picture of you being handcuffed and sent to prison. If you were to write a computer virus that was effective and infected several million computers or networks you would want to remain anonymous in fear of being prosecuted by the law.

I only want to write a virus to learn how they work.

You will learn a lot more about how computer programs and viruses work by learning to program than you ever will by writing and tinkering with computer viruses.

If I write a good virus, I’ll get hired at a security firm or antivirus company.

False, no respectable security firm or antivirus company wants to affiliated with an individual who has created a virus that infected potential customers computers. If you’re interested in getting a job with a security firm or antivirus company you’ll have a much better chance by learning to programming, becoming a participant in security discussions, being a beta tester, or finding vulnerabilities in programs and reporting them to the developers. Companies such as Google will even pay good money to anyone who reports bugs or security vulnerabilities about any of their products.

Can Computer Hope send me additional details, examples, or other information about creating viruses?

No, Computer Hope will not send anyone any other additional information about creating computer viruses, worms, or Trojans. This document was created to help deter any users from creating computer viruses and instead do something more productive like computer programming.

What programming languages should I learn?

We suggest learning a programming language such as C, C++, Perl, PHP, etc.

Computer programming languages.


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