Definition: Virus, Worm, Trojan

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Dazed_and_Confused, May 27, 2004.

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  1. Dazed_and_Confused

    Dazed_and_Confused Registered Member

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    Can anyone please explain the difference between a Virus, Trojan, and Worm. It seems like I've seen these terms used interchangably at times. o_O
     
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    Yes it did. Thanks Big Tex! It sounds like that I probably should have invested in anti-Worm software before anti-Trojan software. It sounds as if Worms can travel via the web freely, but Trojans usually infect your PC when you inadvertently start one by clicking on a file or downloading what you thought was a legit program from the web. :doubt: Mr Worm sounds easier to accidently get.
     
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