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virus definition

by SimNgu / August 21, 2005 11:46 AM PDT

hy i confuse with what actually virus and worm are.lke the recent computer virus ZOTOB which infected many of the w2k OS is consider a virus but with a type worm.well is it a virus is the generic definition for all malware? and for the ILOVEU worm has been consider as virus of type worm.so how to know when is worm n when is virus.


Sim

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by Bob__B / August 22, 2005 12:20 AM PDT
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I think if you go to Google and enter >difference between virus and worm<

You'll have more than a little reading.

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See This
by juanabud / August 22, 2005 4:32 AM PDT
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Virus: A virus is computer code that inserts itself into another program's code. It does not exist on its own, it becomes part of another executable file. It replicates its code into other executable files. (Executable just means that it runs when you click on it or otherwise tell it to run.) These executables, or programs, then behave differently, often destructively, and can destroy data files opened with the program. A virus must exist inside of executable code.

Worm: A worm is a destructive computer program that infects and worms its way into and around a computer network, propagating itself from machine to machine, generally by sending itself out in emails.

http://computerhaven.info/compsec.htm
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Good job and reference...
by glenn30 / August 22, 2005 5:45 AM PDT
In reply to: See This

That page covers lots of good thing too! Grin

Glenn

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