BrainPOP

Computer Viruses

Computer not feeling so well? Maybe it’s got a virus! In this BrainPOP movie on computer viruses, Tim and Moby will show you exactly how these little bugs can get inside your system and wreak havoc on your hard drive. For starters, you’ll discover why computer viruses are so much like biological viruses. You’ll also learn all about different kinds of viruses, including software viruses, email viruses, worms, and Trojan horses. Don’t get too freaked out, though — Tim and Moby will also tell you about the ways in which you can protect your system against viruses. (Just don’t douse your computer in orange juice, please!)

Learn More:

What is a computer virus and how does it work?

What is mailcious software?

How can I get rid of a computer virus I already have before I give it to everyone I know?