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What defines a computer virus?

I was just wondering what is the actual definition for a computer virus.

I've made fork bombs and such (when you click on the file it opens the command prompt over and over again untill the serve goes "fwooosh" or you turn your computer off.

Whenever I put those on the computer and disguise it as something such as..internet explorer people call it a virus. But I don't think it really is.

So yeah, is it? And if it's not what would really be a virus?

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  • 5 years ago

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  • 5 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Computer Virus means the computer data and computer files has been damage or corrupted.

    I know everyone who answers in Wikipedia as reference.

    Some says:

    I had been hacked.

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