The Computer Viral Programs Tutorial

(maintained by Rob Slade)

Expanded from my seminar notes, the CVP (Computer Viral Programs) files were published as a weekly series on Internet and Fidonet between 1991 and 1994. Eventually they became the basis for the book proper section of "Robert Slade's Guide to Computer Viruses" (and the title was not my idea). I started the series before the VIRUS-L FAQ was available, but the intent was the same: to provide newcomers with basic virus and antivirus information, and to answer some of the more commonly asked questions.

Portions of the history files have been collated and appear on some virus related Web pages, but as far as I know this is the first time the rest have been available on the Web. As of July 1997, these pages simply link a number of the original CVP files. More will be added later. Eventually I hope to be able to correct and update some files that need it, but for the most part they are still valid.

Definitions, Terminology and Myths

Beginners Panic Guide to Viral Programs

Computer, and Viral, Functions

Memoirs and Editorials

Reader questions

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