computer virus

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Synonyms for computer virus

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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Through the use of virtual machines, Avinti iSolation Server takes the guesswork out of e-mail virus protection by observing actual malicious behavior in a secure, "virtual" environment.
The impact of worm week was Mt even more keenly because it overlapped with unrelated global attacks by versions of SoBig, the fastest spreading e-mail virus ever.
F, which earned distinction as the fastest spreading e-mail virus ever, apparently did not cause any file damage, but it did attach itself to address books and turn infected computers into "spare machines.
The end of the email virus - The recent Blackworm / Kama Sutra virus not withstanding, bots, trojans and similar malware will continue to quickly replace e-mail virus as the top threat.
Whitten Peters this spring in a stinging rebuke for what he saw as the Materiel Command's slow response to the ILOVEYOU e-mail virus.
From June onwards, MessageLabs promises to refund any new customer who receives an e-mail virus via SkyScan, the company's service that is designed to intercept such threats as viruses, unsolicited mail, malicious and sensitive content and porn before they reach the customers' network boundaries.