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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There are two types: the boot virus - the most common type - which prevents the user from booting up their system, and the file virus, which becomes active only when you execute a program.
AntiEXE, a common boot virus, mainly targets your system's memory and hard disk.
* To avoid a boot virus infection, don't leave floppy disks in your computer.