Virus

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CNSSI 4009

Self-replicating, malicious code that attaches itself to an application program or other executable system component and leaves no obvious signs of its presence.

NIST SP 800-28v2

A program that replicates itself by attaching to other programs or files, where it hides until activated.

NIST SP 800-40

A program designed with malicious intent that has the ability to spread to multiple computers or programs. Most viruses have a trigger mechanism that defines the conditions under which it will spread and deliver a malicious payload of some type.

NIST SP 800-46

See Computer Virus.

NIST SP 800-47

A computer program containing a malicious segment that attaches itself to an application program or other executable component.

NIST SP 800-61

A self-replicating program that runs and spreads by modifying other programs or files.

NIST SP 800-61r1

A self-replicating program that runs and spreads by modifying other programs or files.

NIST SP 800-83

A form of malware that is designed to self-replicate-make copies of itself-and distribute the copies to other files, programs, or computers.