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Online! The Book by Wendy Taylor, Chris Pirillo, John C. Dvorak

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Chapter 12. Viruses and the Damage They Can Do

The destructive arsenal of computer viruses is truly frightening. Erase a file? Yes. Modify a document's content? No problem! Steal confidential data? Simple! The point is that computer viruses are like full-scale computer programs, just like Windows or Word. They can do tremendous damage to your computer.

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