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Question by yasminenc03@yahoo.com
Submitted on 9/14/2003
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what is affect of virus on software?

Answer by tom
Submitted on 10/25/2003
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A computer virus modifies a program to include a (possibly modified) version of itself.

The virus consists of these parts:

a) Propagation code
b) Propagation trigger
c) Payload code
d) Payload trigger
e) Signature

The "effect on software" all depends on the
payload code.  The payload can be benign
or malignant.  I hope you find this brief
description helpful.


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