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Virus, Spyware, etc


short for malicious software, consists of programming
(code, scripts, active content, and other software)
designed to disrupt or deny operation, gather information that
leads to loss of privacy or exploitation, gain unauthorized
access to system resources, and other abusive behavior.
The expression is a general term used by computer
professionals to mean a variety of forms of hostile,
intrusive, or annoying software or program code.

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