Computer Viruses and Worms

  • David J. Marchette
Part of the Statistics for Engineering and Information Science book series (ISS)


Computer viruses are programs that copy themselves onto other programs. When the host program is run, the virus also runs, and as a consequence of its execution it makes further copies of itself. Most viruses also have other effects, such as erasing or damaging files, displaying rude words or pictures, or even damaging the computer or monitor itself.


Intrusion Detection Virus Detection Malicious Code Computer Virus Infected Node 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Marchette
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  1. 1.Naval Surface Warfare CenterDahlgrenUSA

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