A piece of code that is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data.
A standalone malware computer program that replicates itself in order to spread to other computers. Often, it uses a computer network to spread itself, relying on security failures on the target computer to access it. It does not need to attach itself to an existing program.
A program designed to breach the security of a computer system while ostensibly performing some innocuous function.
A network of private computers infected with malicious software and controlled as a group without the owners' knowledge, e.g., to send spam messages.
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