*** Definitions, Terminology and Myths about Viral Programs ***

Definition of virus
What viral programs are not
Special definitions
Related terms
Boot sector infectors
"Link" virus
Multipartite - pro
Multipartite - con
Polymorphism and self-encryption
Ploymorphism variations
Companion or spawning viri
Myth of malice
Myth of hardware damage
Myth of write protection - software
Write protect hardware
More hardware myths
"Modem" virus myth
"Desert Storm" virus myth
Commercial safety myth
The myth of the virus danger from BBSes
More media myths