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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Multipartite virus

A multipartite virus is a computer virus that’s able to attack both the boot sector and executable files of an infected computer. Stop multipartite virus

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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…

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