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Computer Viruses

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Computer Viruses game quiz
"Test your computer virus knowledge."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. In 1983, this person was the first to offer a definition of the term 'computer virus'.
    McAfee
    Smith
    Cohen
    Norton


2. Viruses, trojans and worms are bad. Yes or No?
    Answer: (One Word)


3. Which of these is a documented hoax virus?
    Merry Xmas
    Adolph
    Alien.worm
    McDonalds screensaver


4. A virus hoax can be as dangerous as a true virus to the unexpecting recipient.True or False?
    Answer: (One Word)


5. A program that neither replicates or copies itself, but does damage or compromises the security of the computer. Typically it relies on someone emailing it to you, it does not email itself, it may arrive in the form of a joke program or software of some sort. This is known as a:
    Worm
    Joke Program
    Hoax
    Trojan


6. A computer virus that actively attacks an anti-virus program or programs in an effort to prevent detection.
    Retrovirus
    Trojan
    Worm
    Ghost virus


7. This Trojan horse was initially a virus hoax but has since become a true trojan.
    AOL4FREE
    Londhouse
    Happy New Year
    Tuxissa Virus


8. These are parasitic computer programs that replicate but do not infect other computer program files. They can create copies on the same computer, or can send the copies to other computers via a network. They often spread via IRC (Internet Relay Chat). What are they called?
    Viruses
    Worms
    Trojan Horses
    Macros


9. In what year did the Symantec Corporation first release Norton Antivirus?
    1988
    1990
    1995
    1997


10. In 1988 one of the most common viruses was unleashed. Activated every Friday the 13th, the virus affects both .EXE and .COM files and deletes any programs run on that day. What is the name of that virus?
    Jerusalem
    Melissa
    Chernobyl
    I Love You


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Compiled Jun 28 12