Unlike a computer virus that will destroy your software and damage your business, a traffic virus isn't harmful at all... except to your competition. It also isn't really a virus at all. A traffic virus is just termed a virus because it has a few of the same features to it. A computer virus gets passed from computer to computer automatically without any effort from the creator. If there is a virus on your computer, anyone else can get it on their computer if you share a file, disk, or email attachment with them.