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Are "worms" and "viruses" different?

 
 
Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2010 11:45 pm
What exactly is the difference between a "computer worm" and a "computer virus"?
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Reply Tue 24 Aug, 2010 01:32 am
@NeuroAster,
A computer virus attaches itself to a program or file enabling it to spread from one computer to another, leaving infections as it travels

A worm is similar to a virus by design and is considered to be a sub-class of a virus. Worms spread from computer to computer, but unlike a virus, it has the capability to travel without any human action. i.e. It can attach itself to e-mails and use your address book to distribute them.
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