Chernobyl Computer Virus

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1. The Chernobyl computer virus ________ the memories of computers worldwide.
a. cleared
b. restored
c. ate

2. Some people are still experiencing problems with the virus because:
a. they haven't taken proper precautions to protect their computers.
b. they have taken too many precautions.
c. they chose the wrong anti-virus program.

3. Pirated software is:
a. software that was once used by pirates on boats.
b. software that has been copied illegally.
c. a new software company producing anti-virus programs.

4. If something is rife, it is:
a. unusual
b. common
c. new
d. advanced

5. Major industries and financial institutions have avoided the dangers of the virus.
truefalse

6. The Chernobyl virus spread to a greater extent than the Melissa virus.
truefalse

7. The virus causes computers to:
a. stop or freeze completely.
b. loose valuable information stored in the computer.
c. project strange pictures on the screen.
d. a and b
e. a and c

8. When a computer crashes it:
a. downloads information.
b. suddenly fails.
c. works better than before.

9. The media in China and Korean officials have no information on the effects of this virus.
true false

10. The Melissa virus overloaded networks with emails.
true false

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