computer virus

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computer virus ‎(plural computer viruses)

  1. (computing) A program which can covertly transmit itself between computers via networks (especially the Internet) or removable storage such as disks and USB drives, often causing damage to systems and data.

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  • The term computer virus is often used instead of just virus to specify that a virus in the computing sense, rather than the biological sense, is being referred to.

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