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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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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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