What Will a Computer Virus do to my Computer?

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What are computer viruses and how do they work?

What Will a Computer Virus do to my Computer?

Note that viruses can't do any damage to hardware: they won't melt down your CPU, burn out your hard drive, cause your monitor to explode, etc. Warnings about viruses that will physically destroy your computer are usually hoaxes, not legitimate virus warnings. You don't risk your computer security by ignoring these warnings.

   

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