This category is for fundamental concepts. Entries that introduce a very basic item critical to the understanding of self-replicating code should go here.
“A virus is a piece of self-replicating code that appends itself to a program file or a sector of...Virus
“Malware is any program or code that causes a computer to behave in a manner not intended by the...Malware
“Payload is any action done by a program aside from the act of spreading in itself. The payload...Payload
“A Variant is a virus or worm based on an earlier virus or worm with one or more minor changes. A...Variant
“Joke Programs are non-viral, non-spreading, mostly harmless programs that do not really cause...Joke