What extentions can viruses have?

Question

Is it possible to get a computer virus through a .jpg or .bmp or sum pic file? Do viruses usually only come in programs and .text, .exe, or .zip files?

Answer

This question was answered on April 11, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Yes, Most viruses come in document files that contain Macros, and executables (.exe) However anything that you download from the Internet is a possible virus If you think you might have a virus or if you just want to learn more on the subject I have listed some sites below.

AVP http://www.avp.ch/avpve/

Symantec anti virus research http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/

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Posted by Mark of University of Advancing Computer Technology on April 11, 2000