Definition of Computer virus

1. Noun. A software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer. "A true virus cannot spread to another computer without human assistance"

Exact synonyms: Virus
Generic synonyms: Malevolent Program



Definition of Computer virus

1. Noun. (computing) A program which can covertly transmit itself between computers via networks (especially the Internet) or removable storage such as CDs, USB drives, floppy disks, etc., often causing damage to systems and data. ¹

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Literary usage of Computer virus

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1. Network Security by David J. Stang (1991)
"The publications include: Field Guide to computer viruses, ¡CSA's computer virus Handbook, the Arni-Virus Product Cross Reference, Materials for Virus ..."

2. Microcomputer Security by David J. Stang (1991)
"computer virus Credentials Q Founder, National Computer Security Association ... -J Author of computer virus Survival Guide. A 95- page guide designed to be ..."

3. Defend Your Data!: Guide to Data Recovery by David J. Stang (1991)
"G Author of ICSA 's computer virus Handbook. The ICSA computer virus Handbook ... Author of computer virus Survival Guide. A 95- page guide designed to be ..."

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