The consequences of computer viruses can be extremely deadly to your computer, it can even shut down your computer and lose information. Another consequence of a computer virus is that it will steal important and private information and send it somewhere else.
Sometimes viruses target companies to steal financial data and other information as well as files, Â helping to steal identities. Sometimes viruses can allow other people Â to take over your computer and control it from somewhere else, for example the Poison Ivy virus. Some more advanced viruses, such as Stuxnet target software that controls industrial systems.