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Old 01-21-2010, 02:14 PM   #16
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[*] Stop using the term "virus": Use "rogue program." The word "virus" was introduced into the common vernacular for marketing reasons.
The term virus is an entirely valid one for a SPECIFIC TYPE of rogue program - one which is placed inside another program or data file, and when run by a user, places itself inside other files. The behaviour is indeed similar to a biological virus; a few computer viruses are even programmed with the capability to evolve.

However, it should not be used, as it so commonly is, to refer to any rogue program.
 
  


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