Before internet connectivity was widespread, computer viruses were typically spread by infected floppy disks.
Antivirus software came into use, but was updated relatively infrequently.
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Just so you know, I'm not leaving out things like physical security, which is one of those obvious — or should be obvious — security measures.
That changed when more and more programmers became acquainted with computer virus programming and created viruses that manipulated or even destroyed data on infected computers.
Some products also include protection from other computer threats, such as infected and malicious URLs, spam, scam and phishing attacks, online identity (privacy), online banking attacks, social engineering techniques, advanced persistent threat (APT) and botnet DDo S attacks.
Some people consider "The Reaper" the first antivirus software ever written – it may be the case, but it is important to note that the Reaper was actually a virus itself specifically designed to remove the Creeper virus.
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