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What is a computer virus ?

I know that it is something that is not good for your computer and they have anti-virus software but not sure of a good way to define what it means any help would be great thanks ?

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    Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Here's a good definition by Wikipedia:


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    It is definitely a BAD thing! Hopefully you'll have a virus protection program.

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    A virus is actually a program that attaches itself on your computer and starts spreading into other programs or sending itself throughout the network. There are many different kinds of viruses and they're generally destructive.

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