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Malicious Code

Definition

Harmful code (such as viruses and worms) introduced into a program or file for the purpose of contaminating, damaging, or destroying information systems and/or data. Malicious code includes viruses, Trojan horses, trap doors, worms, spy-ware, and counterfeit computer instructions (executables).


See Also:

Malicious Software

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