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Network Virus

A network virus is a type of malware that spreads from computer to computer without having to drop a file-based copy of itself in any of the affected computers. These viruses exist only as network packets, when they move from one computer to another, and in memory. Stop computer viruses...

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File Infector virus

A file infector virus is a type of virus that typically attaches to executable code, such as computer games and word processors. Once the virus has infected a file, it can spread to other programs, and even into other networks that utilize the infected files and programs. Stop computer viruses...

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Web scripting virus

A web scripting virus is the malware that breaches your web browser’s security and injects the malicious code on the webpage to take control of your browser and alter its settings. Such malware are widespread and propagates like any other computer virus. Stop computer viruses...

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Overwriting virus

An overwriting virus is a malicious program which after infection will effectively destroy the original program code, typically by overwriting data in the system’s memory. Stop computer viruses....

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Browser hijacker

A browser hijacker is defined as a “form of unwanted software that modifies a web browser’s settings without the user’s permission.” The result is the placement of unwanted advertising into the browser, and possibly the replacement of an existing home page or search page with the hijacker page. Stop computer viruses....

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Direct action virus

A direct action virus is a type of file infector virus that works by attaching itself to an .exe or .com file when installed or executed. Once this occurs, the virus can spread to other existing files and can render them inaccessible Stop computer viruses...

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Resident Virus

A resident virus is a computer virus that stores itself within memory, allowing it to infect other files even when the originally infected program is no longer running. Being stored in memory allows the virus to spread easier because it has more access to other parts of the computer. Stop computer viruses....

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Backdoor

A backdoor is a hidden method of bypassing authentication or encryption in a computer, product, router or other part of a computer to secure remote access to a computer or gain access to encrypted files. After gaining access to the device files/information may be corrupted, deleted or transferred. Backdoors can take the form a...

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Malvertising

Malvertising is the use of advertising to spread malware. It typically involves injecting malicious or malware-laden advertisements into legitimate advertising networks and webpages. Stop malvertising.  ...

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