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Take the Virus, Trojan horse and Malware Quiz or Trivia

Take the Virus, Trojan horse and Malware Quiz or Trivia

The quiz/trivia below was created to help educate you about viruses, Trojan horses and malware infections. So, go on, take the quiz below and determine how much you know about keeping your computer/device free from infection. You may share your score in the comment section below.


Virus, Trojan horse and Malware Quiz or Trivia

There are 5 questions below. Select the appropriate answer and click the 'Next >' button to move to the next question.

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  • Posted: May 29, 2016 at 11:19 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Strum, Wisconsin, United States

    I got 60% right (3 out of 5). I thought that viruses could destroy both the software and the hardware, but, apparently, it can only mess with the software. I'm not telling you the other one I got wrong, because if I did, you all would think I was stupid and you'd laugh at me and make fun of me and call me names. :(


    • Posted: May 29, 2016 at 12:10 PM by info

      We are not here to laugh at anyone. We are here to help each other learn.


  • Posted: Jan 15, 2016 at 10:18 AM by dsh1957 from or near: Freeport, Illinois, United States

    Helpful, thought I would get them all right.


  • Posted: May 8, 2015 at 8:15 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Neenah, Wisconsin, United States

    Very interesting-I knew more than I thought.


  • Posted: Sep 3, 2014 at 6:27 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Wantage, England, United Kingdom

    I disagree with the question 3 about a malware damaging hardware: We have had malware that attacked the BIOS. "CIH filled the first 1024 KB of the host's boot drive with zeros and then attacked certain types of BIOS. Both of these payloads served to render the host computer inoperable, and for most ordinary users the virus essentially destroyed the PC. "


    • Posted: Sep 3, 2014 at 10:59 AM by info

      Thank you for your comment. A lot of people, including my friends, have disagreed on the answer for Question #3 as well. But, let me try and explain the reason for my answer.

      The BIOS is software or a set of programming instructions, so it can be altered or erased by a virus, if the manufacturer of the motherboard uses some form of flash or rewritable memory.

      But the CMOS, which is the hardware, where the BIOS is stored, cannot be physically damaged by a virus.

      A lot of people think that the BIOS and the CMOS are the same thing.


      • Posted: Nov 17, 2017 at 11:38 AM by XxTonixX from or near: Darlington, England, United Kingdom

        It can. Virus.dos.CMOSDead erases the cmos.


      • Posted: Jan 20, 2016 at 4:53 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Diyarbakir, Diyarbakir, Turkey

        So could you repair it easily? I've witnessed lots of motherboards damaged and could not be flashed.


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