computer virus

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a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer

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5 percent of all in-the-wild viruses, including every in-the-wild boot sector virus.
Not only will Trend Micro provide boot sector virus protection for Sequencer, but Sequencer will provide new PC users with a convenient means of personalizing their Internet experience.
By teaching users how boot sector viruses spread and showing them the risks in leaving diskettes in the disk drive before rebooting, the chances of boot sector virus infection can be diminished significantly.
Other products include parallel port and PCMCIA technology, ISA interface boards and boot sector virus "firewall" boards.
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