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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Spyware can get into a computer as a software virus or as the result of installing a new program.
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A software virus is a program that copies itself without your intention and usually without your knowledge.
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