Where Do Computer Viruses Come From?
As I stated earlier, computer viruses are merely computer programs (albeit with some specialized abilities and ulterior motives). As such, they come from the same place that all computer programs come from -- they are written by computer programmers! The next logical question would seem to be "why would someone program such a thing in the first place?" I suppose the answers to that question are as numerous as the programmers who write the virus programs. Even so, it is certainly safe to say that the reasons someone might have for writing a computer virus program fall into one or more of a handful of categories. These reasons most often include things like:
A challenge - simply to see if they can do it
Out of a dislike for Microsoft or some other company
boredome - (really)
For criminal gain and to make a profit
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