What is a significant characteristic of virus malware?

IT Questions BankCategory: CCNA CyberOpsWhat is a significant characteristic of virus malware?
What is a significant characteristic of virus malware? 1ITExamAnswers Staff asked 4 months ago
What is a significant characteristic of virus malware?

  • Virus malware is only distributed over the Internet.
  • Once installed on a host system, a virus will automatically propagate itself to other systems.
  • A virus is triggered by an event on the host system.
  • A virus can execute independently of the host system

Explanation: A virus is malicious code that is attached to a legitimate program or executable file, and requires specific activation, which may include user actions or a time-based event. When activated, a virus can infect the files it has not yet infected, but does not automatically propagate itself to other systems. Self-propagation is a feature of worms. In addition to being distributed over the Internet, viruses are also spread by USB memory sticks, CDs, and DVDs.

More Questions: CCNA Cyber Ops (v1.1) – Chapter 6 Exam Answers


Related Articles