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What is a Virus or Spyware file?

Virus

A virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer.  It can spread and infect other computers. It is usually sent over the Internet, but they may be carried by removable media such as a Floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB drive.

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Spyware

Spyware is a form of malware that collects information keyed into your computer.  It collects personal information, tracks sites visited, and may change your computer settings.

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This article was updated: 12/8/2017