Last Updated on November 15, 2023 by InfraExam
What characteristic describes a virus?
- the use of stolen credentials to access private data
- a network device that filters access and traffic coming into a network
- malicious software or code running on an end device
- an attack that slows or crashes a device or network service
|Explanation & Hint:
A virus is best described as:
Malicious software or code running on an end device.
A virus is a type of malware that, when executed, replicates by modifying other computer programs and inserting its own code. It typically requires some form of user interaction, such as opening an infected email attachment or downloading and running a malicious file, to be activated. Once active, a virus can cause harm by stealing data, logging keystrokes, or corrupting files.