Computer Viruses


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WHAT IS A COMPUTER VIRUS:
The term usually used to define a computer virus is:
' A computer virus is often malicious software which
replicates itself'
[ Podell 1987 for similar definition ]

- COMPUTER VIRUSES ARE BASICALLY PROGRAMS, LIKE A
SPREADSHEET OR A WORD PROCESSOR.
- PROGRAMS WHICH CAN INSERT EXECUTABLE COPIES OF ITSELF INTO
OTHER PROGRAMS.
- PROGRAMS THAT MANIPULATES PROGRAMS, MODIFIES OTHER
PROGRAMS AND REPRODUCE ITSELF IN THE PROCESS.


However, " computer virus " is just another name for a class
of programs. They can do anything that another program can.
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HOW DOES A VIRUS SPREAD:
A computer virus can only be put into your system either by
yourself or someone else. One way in which a virus can be
put into your computer is via a Trojan Horse.

-TROJAN HORSE IS USUALLY CONTAMINATED IN DISKS WHICH ARE
PARTICULARY PIRATED COPIES OF SOFTWARE. IT IS SIMPLY A
DAMAGING PROGRAM DISGUISED AS AN INNOCENT ONE. MANY
VIRUSES MAYBE HIDDEN IN IT, BUT T.H. THEMSELVES DO NOT
HAVE THE ABILITY TO REPLICATE.

Viruses also can be spread through a Wide Area network
(WAN) or a Local Area Network (LAN) by telephone line.
For example down loading a file from a local BBS.

BBS(bulletin board system)-AN Electronic mailbox that user
can access to send or receive massages.

However, there seems to be countless numbers of ways to
become infected. Every-time you down loads a program from
somewhere or borrowed a disk from a ...

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Added: 10/1/2008 12:27:25 PM
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