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What Is a Virus?

A virus is any type of malicious code that alters the way a computer operates, and requires user interaction to spread. Watch Skylar Simmons explain.

In the video, we will look at viruses. A virus is any type of malicious code or program that alters the way a computer operates. A virus requires user interaction for replication and activation. We will also consider a demonstration of how to submit a piece of code to VirusTotal to check whether it is malicious or not.

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