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Computer Virus Question

kestrel
1,071 Expert 1GB
im trying to understand what exactly a computer virus is.
is it a text file inside another file? im really confused.
how are they written?
stuff like that
Nov 30 '06 #1
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r035198x
13,262 8TB
im trying to understand what exactly a computer virus is.
is it a text file inside another file? im really confused.
how are they written?
stuff like that
Best to have a read about it
http://www.howstuffworks.com/virus.htm
Nov 30 '06 #2
sashi
1,754 Expert 1GB
im trying to understand what exactly a computer virus is.
is it a text file inside another file? im really confused.
how are they written?
stuff like that
Hi there,

In one simple line i would say that it's also a software program created by some smart programmers to mess up other computer programs. Good luck & Take care.
Nov 30 '06 #3
AricC
1,892 Expert 1GB
From Wiki:

In computer security technology, a virus is a self-replicating program that spreads by inserting copies of itself into other executable code or documents (for a complete definition: see below). Thus, a computer virus behaves in a way similar to a biological virus, which spreads by inserting itself into living cells. Extending the analogy, the insertion of the virus into a program is termed infection, and the infected file (or executable code that is not part of a file) is called a host.
Nov 30 '06 #4

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