Cause of Creating Computer VirusesNumber of computer viruses are increasing day by day with the increase in the usage of the Internet. There are thousands of types of computer viruses with their unique cause of creation showing different symptoms on the computer respectively.
People create computer viruses for many purposes. The main cause of making computer viruses are as follows:
- To stop the software piracy, the software developers themselves create computer viruses to stop illegal reproduction of software.
- To steal sensitive information such as personal details, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, passwords, data, etc.
- To earn money by selling anti virus.
- To take control of a computer and use it for specific tasks.
- To show programming skill and talent. To give entertainment to the computer users by displaying funny messages or pictures on the screen.