Re: Where can Viruses Live On A Computer?
Virus programs can be stored in secondary storage such as a hard drive, floppy disk, flash drive, or CD and DVD disks, just like other programs. (Of course, when a CD or DVD is closed after being written to it becomes read only.) Viruses can and do reside in RAM, but the virus programs are lost when the power is turned off.
Typically a computer virus is a program that can copy itself. If you think about it, where can programs be stored on your computer, and how are they stored there?