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Virus

  • By: Norman Clark
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

The virus, a computer program designed to replicate and spread itself without the user's knowledge, has become a stock character in popular culture. In books and movies, computer viruses are the villains of the Internet Age, wreaking unimaginable havoc on computer ...

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