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  • noun

Synonyms for virus

anything that is injurious, destructive, or fatal

Synonyms for virus

a harmful or corrupting agency

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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To date the typical victims of computer viruses and computer crimes have filed lawsuits based on contract law theories rather than tort law (such as negligence) theories.
Although the computer user has some recourse against computer viruses, the costs may be high.
Some of the worst computer viruses might work like this: You turn on your machine only to find the following message on your screen: "Good morning.
These papers, originally presented in Computers and Security, have been quoted by most people discussing computer viruses.
Time called Morris's creation "one of the most sophisticated and infectious computer viruses the world has yet seen.
The launch of such a course is aimed at nurturing engineers who can respond to the increasing number of computer viruses targeting Microsoft's Windows operating system.
com], an award-winning Internet search engine and leading provider of information management solutions, recently introduced a site offering the latest information and practical resources for combating computer viruses.
A computer virus released in March aptly demonstrated the need for more-effective ways of fighting off computer viruses.
Computer viruses have to be "executable code"--not plain text.
It's a complete set of the world's known computer viruses.
However, just as cholesterol threatens the healthy heart, outbreaks of computer viruses can incapacitate modern corporations.
He is an invaluable and highly objective source who has a range of entertaining and informative perspectives on a variety of security topics: computer viruses, taxonomy, terminology, lifecycle and trends in viruses and other malware, cybersecurity and the current state of the industry, the recent proliferation of computer viruses and denial-of-service attacks against computer systems, the future of anti-virus, what will future computer viruses look like and how will they behave?
The NPA cyber force unit monitors computer viruses around the clock on 57 computer terminals at police headquarters nationwide and has been publishing updates once a month on computer virus attacks.
Tom Ridge today signed Senate Bill 1077, amending the Pennsylvania Crimes Code (Title 18) to deal with criminals who use computers to deliberately spread damaging computer viruses.
The Melissa virus represents a new level of sophistication in the progression of computer viruses," says Richard Pethia of Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute in Pittsburgh.
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