Just like human viruses, computer viruses come in many forms and can affect your machine in different ways. Obviously, your computer isn’t going to spend a week in bed and need a course of antibiotics, but a severe infection can wreak havoc on your system. They can delete your files, steal your data, and easily spread to other devices on your network.
In this article, I’m going to introduce you to seven of the most common computer viruses. I’ve excluded Trojan horses and worms; although they might display similar symptoms to a virus, they are technically not the same thing.