It’s a question many of us have asked ourselves at one time or another: can my computer get fried by a virus? Well, the answer is no. While it might seem like common sense that this would happen, viruses do not carry enough power to fry your motherboard and render your computer useless. Your computer will simply be infected with malware and you’ll need to clean up the virus before it does any damage. If you’re still worried about frying your machine, don’t be! There are plenty of ways to keep yourself protected from malicious software without having to worry about frying anything in the process!
It was about 6 months ago when I first heard of the virus that could fry your motherboard. The news story came out of nowhere and I had never even heard of this before. It seemed like just another crazy conspiracy theory to me. But then, my computer started acting weird so I did some research on it… Turns out, there is a virus called “The WannaCry” ransomware that can do exactly what the name suggests – fry your motherboard! I’m not sure if everyone has downloaded the latest Windows update yet or not but you may want to hurry up and get on that ASAP if you haven’t already because this thing is real!
A virus can’t fry a motherboard, but it can make your computer unusable. What’s the difference? A virus is like a software program that’s designed to damage or destroy information on your computer. Viruses don’t actually contact the physical hardware of your machine; they only work with files and programs stored on your hard drive. And because viruses are too small to do any real damage to hard drives themselves (unless you’re talking about catastrophic malware like Stuxnet), they’ll usually just stop working if their host file gets deleted. So unless you have some really bad luck and there’s an active one running when you wipe out the offending file, everything should be fine. You may need to take special precautions against spreading viruses if