multipart virus

multipart virus
   A form of virus that infects both the boot sector of a hard disk and executable files. Multipart viruses are difficult to locate because they use stealth and polymorphic techniques to avoid detection.

Dictionary of networking . 2014.

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  • file-infecting virus —    Any virus that infects files on disk, usually executable files with filename extensions of .COM, .EXE, and .OVL. An unexpected change in the file size may indicate an infection. In certain cases, the original program is replaced with a new… …   Dictionary of networking

  • macro virus —    An executable program that attaches itself to a document created in Microsoft Word or Excel. When you open the document and execute the macro, the virus runs and does whatever damage it was programmed to do.    See also boot sector virus; file …   Dictionary of networking

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  • infection —    The presence of a virus or a Trojan Horse within a computer system; the virus may be active in memory or present on the hard disk.    The infection may remain hidden from the user for a considerable length of time. Some viruses are triggered… …   Dictionary of networking

  • inoculate —    To protect a file against attack from a virus by recording characteristic information about it and then monitoring any changes.    See also antivirus program; boot sector virus; file infecting virus; infection; macro virus; multipart virus;… …   Dictionary of networking

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