computer virus


computer virus
UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "computer virus":
singular computer virus plural computer viruses
a program that enters your computer and damages or destroys information that you have stored

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • computer virus — virus (def. 4). [1985 90] * * * Computer program designed to copy itself into other programs, with the intention of causing mischief or damage. A virus will usually execute when it is loaded into a computer s memory. On execution, it instructs… …   Universalium

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  • computer virus — noun a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer a true virus cannot spread to another computer without human assistance • Syn: ↑virus • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Computer Virus —    These programs usually only infect executable program files (.COM, .EXE, .OVL, .DRV, .SYS and .BIN) or boot records and master boot records on disks. A virus can do many things to your computer, including: deleting files, corrupting programs,… …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology


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