Computer Security 101

    Date18 Aug 2004
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Within the space of a single introductory article it is impossible to cover every aspect of the virus / antivirus topic. I will attempt to provide as much knowledge as I can without overwhelming you. For those of you who would like more in-depth information and detail about how viruses or antivirus works I suggest taking a look at the links to the right of this article. . . . Within the space of a single introductory article it is impossible to cover every aspect of the virus / antivirus topic. I will attempt to provide as much knowledge as I can without overwhelming you. For those of you who would like more in-depth information and detail about how viruses or antivirus works I suggest taking a look at the links to the right of this article.

    To begin with we should introduce some terms common to antivirus issues and clarify the distinctions between each of them. The first and primary term is Virus. A virus is malicious code that replicates itself. New viruses are discovered daily. Some exist simply to replicate themselves. Others can do serious damage such as erasing files or even rendering the computer itself inoperable.

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