The ILOVEYOU Virus: How it Works and How to Protect Yourself

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Read on to learn more about this virus and its effects on precautions that computer users take before they opt to download questionable attachments.

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The ILOVEYOU virus was a worm spread through an attachment that destroyed files once activated and spread itself by emailing all the contacts in the recipient’s Outlook address book.

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How does the ILOVEYOU virus work?

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You can protect yourself from the ILOVEYOU and similar viruses by being cautious about opening attachments, keeping your software up-to-date, and using an antivirus program.

How can you protect yourself from the ILOVEYOU virus?

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An example of the ILOVEYOU Virus was the first computer virus pandemic that disrupted millions of corporate and government-owned computers around the world.

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What is an example of the ILOVEYOU virus?

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Onel de Guzman, a college student in The Philippines, created the virus as a way of stealing login information to avoid paying for Internet access.

Who created the ILOVEYOU virus?

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