Computer Security Exam Quiz: Trivia!

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Computer Security Exam Quiz: Trivia!

Did you know that computers need security? Computer security requires safeguarding computer systems and networks from those who are trying to cause harm to you or your computer. There are so many swindlers out there these days. That is why it is important to make sure that computer crimes are kept to a minimum. Viruses are also detrimental to your computer. This quiz will tell you why computer security is crucial and give you insights how you can achieve it. Good luck.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Computer crimes are illegal acts involving computers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    LA virus is a potentially damaging computer program designed to affect your computer negatively but only with your knowledge or permission by altering the way it works.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A virus can only be implemented in one file and cannot spread.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A piece of software that has a virus attached to it is called a host program.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A virus cannot hide once it is implanted in a computer file.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Creators of computer viruses write them for a reason, they never happen by chance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A virus payload can never be harmless.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A sign that your computer has a virus is the sudden change in the memory your computer has left.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A computer that runs slow is another sign there may be a virus.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    When the computer runs the infected boot program, it loads the virus into the computer’s memory.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Although the worm named Melissa spread to computers all over the world, it was virtually a harmless virus.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The Trojan Horse virus is usually a virus that only explodes when certain information or actions are utilized on the computer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Viruses are usually spread to other computers through outside storage devices such as USBs or flash drives but never through downloads.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    It is important to back your files up often.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Pirated software poses no threat to your computers but should never be used because it is morally wrong.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    You really should not use the email preview to help prevent getting a virus on your computer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Using an antivirus program is one of the more effective ways to protect against computer viruses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Virus hoaxes are false warnings about viruses that spread via e-mail and over the internet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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