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    What is the differences between a virus and a worm. I thought a worm was a type of virus.

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    Viruses and worms are malicious programs that can cause damage to your computer. However there are differences between them and knowing those differences can help you to better protect your computer from their often damaging effects.

    A computer virus attaches itself to a program or file so it can spread from one computer to another, leaving infections as it travels. Viruses can range in severity: Some viruses cause only mildly annoying effects while others can damage your hardware, software or files. Almost all viruses are attached to an executable ...

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    Differences between a virus and a worm are explained.