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worm

noun [C]
 
 
/wɜːm/ IT
a computer program that can send copies of itself to other computers and is designed to prevent the computers from working normally: When users click an infected attachment, the worm opens a "back door" that hackers can use.
Translations of “worm”
in Korean 벌레…
in Arabic دودة…
in French ver (de terre)…
in Turkish kurt, solucan…
in Italian verme…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蠕蟲, (某些昆蟲的)幼蟲, 寄生蟲…
in Russian червяк…
in Polish robak…
in Spanish gusano, lombriz…
in Portuguese verme…
in German der Wurm…
in Catalan cuc…
in Japanese (ミミズなどの細長くて脚のない)虫…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蠕虫, (某些昆虫的)幼虫, 寄生虫…
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