Computer Viruses

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Anna L. Porter Professor J. Brown Information Systems 201 December 1, 1998 Computer Viruses A computer virus is an illegal and potentially damaging computer program designed to infect other software by attaching itself to any software it contacts. In many cases, virus programs are designed to damage computer systems maliciously by destroying or corrupting data. If the infected software is transferred to or accessed by another computer system, the virus spreads to the other system. Viruses have become …

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…Obtain Assistance” Word 97, Project 3. http://www.scsite.com/wd97/pr3.htm (6 Nov. 1998). Reed, Margaret E. An Introduction to Using Computers. Chicago: West Davidson Jones Publishing Company , 1998. Bibliography Works Cited Chambers, Anita R., and Zachary W. Peters. “Protecting Against Virus Attacks.” Computers May 1998: 45-62. Elmhurst, Mark. “Virus Infection: Where to Obtain Assistance” Word 97, Project 3. http://www.scsite.com/wd97/pr3.htm (6 Nov. 1998). Reed, Margaret E. An Introduction to Using Computers. Chicago: West Davidson Jones Publishing Company , 1998.