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Virus

Virus, Spyware, etc


Virus


Virus, is a computer program that can copy itself and
infect a computer. The term "virus" is also commonly
but erroneously used to refer to other types of malware,
including but not limited to adware and spyware
programs that do not have the reproductive ability.
A true virus can spread from one computer to
another (in some form of executable code)
when its host is taken to the target computer;
for instance because a user sent it over
a network or the Internet, or carried it on a
removable medium such as a floppy disk,
CD, DVD, or USB drive

Not to be confused with Malware


 
 
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