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In 1983, this person was the first to offer a definition of the term 'computer virus'.
Viruses, trojans and worms are bad. Yes or No?
Which of these is a documented hoax virus?
A virus hoax can be as dangerous as a true virus to the unexpecting recipient.True or False?
A program that neither replicates or copies itself, but does damage or compromises the security of the computer. Typically it relies on someone emailing it to you, it does not email itself, it may arrive in the form of a joke program or software of some sort. This is known as a:
A computer virus that actively attacks an anti-virus program or programs in an effort to prevent detection.
This Trojan horse was initially a virus hoax but has since become a true trojan.
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These are parasitic computer programs that replicate but do not infect other computer program files. They can create copies on the same computer, or can send the copies to other computers via a network. They often spread via IRC (Internet Relay Chat). What are they called?
In what year did the Symantec Corporation first release Norton Antivirus?
In 1988 one of the most common viruses was unleashed. Activated every Friday the 13th, the virus affects both .EXE and .COM files and deletes any programs run on that day. What is the name of that virus?
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