Hacking Class 16 - Introduction to Viruses, Backdoors, Trojans (continued)
SYMPTOMS OF VIRUS ATTACKS:
Hey guys below I have mentioned some symptoms that will indicate that your system is infected from viruses..
If the system acts in an unprecedented manner, you can suspect a virus attack that is Processes take more resources and are time consuming than previous i.e System hangs frequently...
Some More are mentioned Below:
– If computer beeps with no display
– If one out of two anti-virus programs report virus on the system
– If the label of the hard drive change
– Your computer freezes frequently or encounters errors
– Your computer slows down when programs are started
– You are unable to load the operating system
– Files and folders are suddenly missing or their content changes
– Your hard drive is accessed too often (the light on your main unit flashes rapidly)
– Microsoft Internet Explorer "freezes"
– Your friends mention that they have received messages from you but you never sent such messages
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WORMS AND VIRUSES
Most of us thinks that worms are viruses and their working is similar to viruses but this not the real scenario. There is a Big difference between the general viruses and Worms.
A worm is a special type of virus that can replicate itself and use memory, but cannot attach itself to other programs. A worm spreads through the infected network automatically but a virus does not.
How To Detect Your System is Infected by Virus??
This is one of the major question to answer and the simplest answer to it is that there are some General Indications that Indicates that System is infected or Not.
General Indications are stated Below:
•Programs take longer to load than normal(because virus halts the normal working of programs as it attaches itself to it, so the execution time increases) .
•Computer's hard drive constantly runs out of free space.
•Files have strange names which are not recognizable.
•Programs act erratically(Programs Gives errors on use)
•Resources are used up easily (can be Easily viewed using task manager).
HOW DOES THE VIRUS INFECTS THE SYSTEM??
Viruses infect the system in the following ways:
1.Loads itself into memory and checks for executables on the disk.
2.Appends the malicious code to a legitimate program which is Important to the user.
3.Since the user is unaware of the replacement, he/she launches the infected program.
4.As a result of the infected program being executes, other programs get infected as well.
5.The above cycle continues until the user realizes the anomaly within the system.
STAGES OF VIRUS LIFE CYCLE FROM DESIGN TO ELIMINATION
The life cycle indicated above is a general life cycle of the Virus from design Phase to Elimination phase...
VIRUS CLASSIFICATION - TYPES OF VIRUSES
Viruses are classified on the basis of two basic Things:
1. What they Infect
2. How they Infect
System Sector or Boot Virus:
•Infects disk boot sectors and records.
•Infects executables in OS file system.
•Infects documents, spreadsheets and databases such as word, excel and access. Source Code Virus:
•Overwrites or appends host code by adding Trojan code in it.
•Spreads itself via email by using command and protocols of computer network.
Thats all for Today we will discuss more about viruses in the Next tutorial...So guys Keep Reading ...If You have any Queries ask me.. In the Next class we will discuss more about specific types of viruses and much more.. So Keep Enjoying..