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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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Immunofluorescence tests with antirabies conjugate prepared to be cross-reactive with the African rabies related viruses (Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Pretoria, South Africa) showed small and sparse inclusion bodies in impression smears of the cortex, hippocampus, thalamus, medulla, and cerebellum.
"H5N1 viruses grow so rapidly [in chickens] after infection that they spread to multiple organs, such as the lungs and brain," says Erich Hoffmann, a virologist at St.
Researchers were concerned that the cells could cause cancer or carry other dangerous viruses. But now a line of African green monkey kidney cells known as Vero cells has been cleared for use in reverse genetics.
It's one of the most effective ways to keep viruses at bay.
"Every day insurers are faced with viruses, Trojan horses, malicious code and other potential threats, and unfortunately, in the near term we don't see things improving," said Steven Attias, vice president and chief security officer for New York Life.
Different classes of Internet threats, such as worms and Trojan horses, act like viruses but have distinct differences.
Computer users must be continuously vigilant and diligent to minimize any possible impact from viruses. While the message is not particularly new, this video showcases it within the framework of a fictitious corporate setting, adding a touch of the "a-ha!" factor with different, common scenarios with which everyone can identify because almost every working individual experiences them every day: opening e-mail attachments, downloading Internet files, forwarding virus warnings to friends, and visiting unfamiliar Web sites.
Worms, unlike most viruses, do not infect other programs, but they infect other computers.
More than 70,000 computer viruses have now been identified with potential to destroy operating systems, erase files and reformat hard drives.
If you eliminate either one of these things, you increase the possibility of get ting infected from viruses.
"Our integrated technologies are ranked among the world's leading anti-virus solutions, a status underscoring the technical superiority of Kaspersky Labs products and their ability to provide users with full-scale protection from viruses of all types."
Once activated, viruses can do anything--delete files or send themselves, together with documents on your hard drive, to some, or all, of the names in your Microsoft Outlook address book or to any Internet address.
An example of this is viruses. All viruses attack potential system vulnerabilities; however, the associated risk with a particular virus can be low, medium, or high depending on the damage that can be done.
Influenza, or the flu, is a respiratory infection caused by a variety of flu viruses. The most familiar aspect of the flu is the way it can "knock you off your feet" as it sweeps through entire communities.
New software applications take aim at viruses that attack Palm OS devices