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virus

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈvaɪərəs/ ( also computer virus) IT
a harmful computer program intended to prevent computers from working normally: All their customer information was wiped off the computer by a virus. I got a virus alert when I downloaded my email. Virus attacks are the largest source of financial loss, followed by unauthorized access. →  Compare bug , Trojan horse →  See also anti-virus
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