From mildly invasive to completely destructive, computer viruses can attack our browsers and operating systems with a vengeance. Costing an estimated $55 billion annually in repairs, the best remedy when it comes to computer viruses is typically not to get them in the first place. Of course, that might be easier said than done. Even Macs, which supposedly can’t be infected with viruses, are susceptible — so don’t be fooled by all of the myths out there! Whether you suspect your computer has been infected, or you’re simply curious about various viruses and how they work, here’s a master list of computer viruses that you should know about.

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