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    Riddle me this..
    A trojan isn't a virus because it comes hidden as something else, like cool-looking freeware, and then needs admin approval to be installed..

    A virus needs no aprroval / admin password / acceptance .. and can kill at will lol

    So if i, say, accidentally install a trojan onto a computer that's part of a huge network, and it has the ability to spread throughout that network, would that then not be classified as a virus?

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    I don't know. I think I'd classify it as an "oops."

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    I'd call it a 'cock-up'.

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    Have a look at this and it should resolve your question:-

    http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/...2004/virus.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by y0itsj0hn View Post

    So if i, say, accidentally install a trojan onto a computer that's part of a huge network, and it has the ability to spread throughout that network, would that then not be classified as a virus?

    I think I'd classify it as YOU'RE FIRED!!!!



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