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Which type of malware self-replicates?



A. Virus
B. Worm
C. Trojan
D. Spyware

This question is part of CompTIA 220-802 Practice Exam
Asked by Shellbreiner, Last updated: Jul 03, 2020

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A. Cook, English Professor, M.A, Ph.D, Kentucky

Answered Mar 27, 2019

The correct answer to this question is B. A worm is the type of malware that self-replicates; "malware" is short for "malicious software." A computer worm not only duplicates on one computer, but can also spread copies of itself over multiple computers that are connected or networked together in some way.

Worms often spread through e-mail, and many have mass-mailing capabilities that allow them to spread through a user's address book to many other users on other computers, which allows them to replicate quickly and dangerously. A worm is also a self-contained file, and it does not need to attach itself to an executable file.

 

shellbreiner

Shellbreiner

Answered Mar 08, 2018

Worm
 

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