Examples of Malware

  • David Salomon
Part of the Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science book series (UTICS)


The history and main features of several computer viruses and worms are described in this chapter. More examples can be found in Appendix C. Due to the prevalence of rogue software, there are many similar descriptions on the Internet. Notice that most of the examples are from the 1980s and 1990s, because this was the time when new, original, and very destructive malware appeared regularly and caused great alarm and much harm to computer users worldwide.


Trojan Horse Email Message Computer Virus Window Registry Address Book 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer London 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Science Dept.California State University, NorthridgeNorthridgeUSA

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