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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AntiEXE, a common boot virus, mainly targets your system's memory and hard disk.
Every time the system is started ViruSweep scans its memory and boot areas to protect against a boot virus.
and AVAST32 incorporate generic detectors, including ultra-high speed checksumming that no virus can escape, QuickFix generic boot virus detection with perfect repair, and a generic Word macro virus remover that works with all Word macro viruses.
For specialized boot virus prevention, McAfee sells BootShield software and licenses its ROMShield firmware to leading PC systems and network adapter companies.