Computer Virus Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts


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Computer _____ is a set of directions that tell a computer how to complete specific functions properly.

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1. When a virus gets inside a computer, it attacks another program called the _____.

2. Once inside a computer, a virus will _____ or create more copies of itself.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Computers are a huge part of our everyday lives, but viruses can cause them to have issues. You will be tested on different terms and facts about computers and viruses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo covers:

  • A set of directions that computers use to complete tasks
  • A program that gets attacked by a virus inside of a computer
  • Another term for when a virus makes copies of itself

Skills Practiced

  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer a question about suspicious emails
  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson about ways to stop viruses from harming your computer
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the instructions a computer uses to perform tasks

Additional Learning

If you'd like to know more about viruses, read the lesson called Computer Virus Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts. You will learn about:

  • The purpose of a computer hard drive
  • Programs that can keep your computer from getting a virus
  • What can happen if a virus reaches your email contact list