Computer Virus


Computer Virus
   These programs usually only infect executable program files (.COM, .EXE, .OVL, .DRV, .SYS and .BIN) or boot records and master boot records on disks. A virus can do many things to your computer, including: deleting files, corrupting programs, reformatting the entire hard disk or replicating itself until the hard drive is full. See Paper Virus.

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  • computer virus — Virus Vi rus, n. [L., a slimy liquid, a poisonous liquid, poison, stench; akin to Gr. ? poison, Skr. visha. Cf. {Wizen}, v. i.] 1. (Med.) Contagious or poisonous matter, as of specific ulcers, the bite of snakes, etc.; applied to organic poisons …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • computer virus — UK US noun [C] IT, INTERNET ► VIRUS(Cf. ↑virus) …   Financial and business terms

  • Computer virus — Not to be confused with Malware. A computer virus is a computer program that can replicate itself[1] and spread from one computer to another. The term virus is also commonly but erroneously used to refer to other types of malware, including but… …   Wikipedia

  • Computer-Virus — Ein Computervirus (von lateinisch virus für „Gift“, „Schleim“; im Singular „das Computervirus“, alltagssprachlich auch „der Computervirus“, Plural „die Computerviren“) ist ein sich selbst verbreitendes Computerprogramm, welches sich in andere… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Computer Virus — Ein Computervirus (von lateinisch virus für „Gift“, „Schleim“; im Singular „das Computervirus“, alltagssprachlich auch „der Computervirus“, Plural „die Computerviren“) ist ein sich selbst verbreitendes Computerprogramm, welches sich in andere… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • computer virus — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms computer virus : singular computer virus plural computer viruses a program that enters your computer and damages or destroys information that you have stored …   English dictionary

  • computer virus — kompiuterių virusas statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Parazitinė programa, prisijungianti prie ↑vykdomųjų failų arba failų, turinčių vykdomųjų komponentų (pvz., makroprogramų), gaminanti savo kopijas ir jomis užkrečianti kitus failus,… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • computer virus — virus (def. 4). [1985 90] * * * Computer program designed to copy itself into other programs, with the intention of causing mischief or damage. A virus will usually execute when it is loaded into a computer s memory. On execution, it instructs… …   Universalium

  • computer virus — computer program that “infects” other computers, destroying files and even hard drives …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • computer virus — 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 • Syn: ↑virus • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary


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