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VIRUS: "A program or piece of code that is loaded onto your computer without your knowledge and runs against your wishes. Most viruses can also replicate themselves. All computer viruses are manmade. A simple virus that can make a copy of itself over and over again is relatively easy to produce. Even such a simple virus is dangerous because it will quickly use all available memory and bring the system to a halt. An even more dangerous type of virus is one capable of transmitting itself across networks and bypassing security systems. "
    from PC Webopaedie Definition and Links
    Copyright 1998 Mecklermedia Corporation.

exclamation Before you forward that computer virus email to every friend, family member and coworker check the Virus Myths Homepage first! In most cases those virus warnings are hoaxes and forewarding that email is just playing into the hands of those crafty pranksters. Find out if that warning is real or just another bit of email spam before you send it along to others.
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Thanks to Jovana Milutinovich for translating this page into Serbian.


Virus Information

  • Computer Virus - Wikipedia

  • Hoaxbusters

  • How Computer Viruses Work

  • Protect Yourself: Computer Viruses

  • Symantec AntiVirus Research Center

  • Virus Bulletin

  • Virus Hoaxes Threat Explorer

  • Virus Information

  • Virus Myths Homepage
    ""Mundus vult decipi"
    (the world wants to be deceived)


    Anti-Virus Software

  • Dr. Solomon's

  • McAffee

  • Norton Anti-Virus

  • PC-cillin


    Shareware Sites

    CNET

    Tucows





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