What is a Computer Virus? - Definition, Types & Protection


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Which virus groups computers together to create a network?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a way to protect your computer from a virus?

2. Trojan viruses are downloaders that:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz combo can help test your knowledge of computer viruses. Topics you'll will be tested on include different types of computer viruses and methods to safeguard against viruses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assessment tools, you can test your knowledge of:

  • The type of virus that creates a computer network
  • Ways to protect your computer from viruses
  • The function of trojan viruses
  • How the Melissa virus spread
  • Definition of asymptomatic virus

Skills Practiced

You can practice the following skills using this printable quiz and worksheet:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms, such as trojan virus and asymptomatic virus
  • Information recall - access what you've learned regarding different types of computer viruses
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the effects of computer viruses

Additional Learning

You can learn more about computer viruses by reviewing the accompanying lesson titled What is a Computer Virus? - Definition, Types, & Protection. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Explains the history and impact of the Melissa virus
  • Covers types of electronic items that can contain a virus
  • Discusses how computer worms work
  • Details the impact of the ILoveYou virus
  • Covers the financial cost of dealing with computer viruses
  • Discusses major company that experienced cyber attack