Skip menu

Search Support

What is a computer virus?

A computer virus is a program or programming code that automatically copies itself onto a computer, usually without the user’s knowledge.

Some computer viruses are designed to damage the computers they install themselves onto or to use bandwidth.

Viruses can infect your computer through email attachments or downloaded files, or they can come from a disk.

In general, victims have no idea their computer has been infected.

We recommend that you install anti-virus software like Cogeco’s Security Services.


Was this information helpful?

Yes Somewhat No

Tell us how we can improve this information:

Highest Customer Satisfaction Award For Cogeco call centers

Learn More
Check availability

Please enter your address to:

  • Find out which services are available at your address
  • Take advantage of the best price and special offers
Check availability in your area
[[Back to top]]