Do you know?What's the different between a computer virus and a conputer worm?

China
April 29, 2007 10:36pm CST
Do you know?What's the different between a conputer virus and a conputer worm?
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@Goranimal (315)
• United States
30 Apr 07
A virus only affects your computer which can be sent as an attachment or other means, A Worm is sent via email and if opened it "sends itself" to all email recipiants in your address work there by worming its way through out the internet.
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@juntoboy (612)
• Indonesia
30 Apr 07
i don't know. but i think it is a same. it was make a problem with computer.
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• Philippines
30 Apr 07
Technically, a virus is a program that is intended to create adverse effects on a computer, while a worm is a program that propagates itself automatically throughout multiple computers through the network. Most viruses today are also worms, whereas in the past they propagated themselves thhrough removable media, e.g. floppy disks.
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• Malaysia
30 Apr 07
I think you must read this one! A COMPUTER VIRUS is delivered by email messages but a computer worm spreads through internet. VIRUSES are computer programs that are designed to spread themselves from one file to another on a single computer. A virus might rapidly infect every application file on an individual computer, or slowly infect the documents on that computer, but it does not intentionally try to spread itself from that computer to toher computers. In most cases, that's where humans come in. We send email document attachments, trade programs on diskettes, or copy files to file servers. When the next unexpecting user receives the infected file or disk, they spread the virus to their computer and so on. WORMS, on the other hand, are insidious because they rely less (or not at all) on human behavior in order to spread themselves from one computer to another. The worm is program that is designed to copy itself from one computer to anotehr over a network. The worm spreads itself to many computers over a network, and doesn't wait for a human being to help. This means that a computer worms spreads much more rapidly than a computer viruses. Hope this info helps yyou with your query.
• China
4 May 07
Worm is a kin of computer virus. But cirus includes not only worm, but also any malicious program in the PC.
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@ezway9 (35)
• Malaysia
6 Jun 08
Hi ! huafeihua. Your photos are pretty. Virus and worm are different. I just join out Mylot. It's a good way to discuss and make feedback to people here. Why virus? Virus is alway attacking directly and cause damage to software and slowing down yours computer. Why Worm? Worm are acting as a small bug which consistently stealing data, passwords, and its cause a lot of problem during you are online. Worm is more dangerous than viruses because it's a tiny, and it's tricky program written by programmer. Make sure you have updated yours AntiVIRUS. Or you can get AVG Free Edition. Ezway9
• India
11 May 07
i think they both are same things which are fail to run our system is computer virus
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
4 May 07
I think they are the same thing but do different things somehow. I don't really know but that is my guess.