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computer virus Explained

computer virus at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] a set of instructions secretly put into a computer, usually spread through emails, which can destroy information stored on the computer//

computer virus at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

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 its host program to copy the viral code into any number of other programs and files stored in the computer. The corrupted programs may continue to perform their intended functions while also executing the virus's instructions, thus further propagating it. The infection may transfer itself to other computers through storage devices, computer networks, and on-line systems. A harmless virus may simply cause a cryptic message to appear when the computer is turned on; a more damaging virus can destroy valuable data. Antivirus software may be used to detect and remove viruses from a computer, but the software must be updated frequently for protection against new viruses.

computer virus at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:

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computer virus at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

computer virus
n : 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}]

computer virus at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a



Inter: en-noun » head=computer virus|es|pl2={{qualifier|nonstandard computer virii}}
  • Inter: computin » g A program which can covertly transmit itself between computers via networks (especially the Internet) or removable storage such as CDs, USB drives, floppy disks, etc., often causing damage to systems and data.

    Usage notes

    * 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.
    • See also the note on the plural at virus.


      * virus


      Inter: trans-top » a program
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|فيروس كمبيوتر|m (vayrūs kumbyūtar, fayrūs kambyūtar)
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|վիրուս|tr=virus, Inter: t- » hy|համակարգչային վիրուս|tr=hamakargčayin virus
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|virus|m
    • Chinese: 病毒 (bìngdú), 電腦病毒, 电脑病毒 (diànnǎo bìngdú)
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|virus|n, Inter: t+ » nl|computervirus|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|virus, Inter: t- » fi|tietokonevirus
    • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|virus|m
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Computervirus|m|n
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|számítógépes vírus

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: コンピューター・ウイルス (konpyūtā uirusu)
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|datavirus|n, Inter: t- » no|virus|n
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|vírus|m, Inter: t- » pt|vírus de computador|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|вирус|m|tr=vírus, Inter: t- » ru|компьютерный вирус|m|tr=komp’júternyj vírus
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|virus|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|datorvirus, Inter: t+ » sv|datavirus, Inter: t+ » sv|virus
  • Thai: Inter: Thai » ไวรัส (wairát)
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|virüs, bilgisayar virüsü
  • Volapük: Inter: t- » vo|nünömavirud

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * malware
    Translation: ko » computer virus
    Translation: ja » computer virus
    Translation: sv » computer virus
    Translation: zh » computer virus