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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A computer program designed specifically to damage or disrupt a system, such as a virus

Usage examples (37)
  • The term malware, derived from "malicious software," refers to any software specifically designed to harm your computer or the software it's running.
  • The word malware is made out of the words malicious and software.
  • Refers to warnings on malware from the SANS Internet Storm Center -
  • Unfortunately, the only malware is actually the Virus Doctor itself. for more
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