IRC glossary: Virus
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A computer virus is a program (or part of one) that hides as part of a larger program and, when you run the larger program, spreads copies of itself to other programs. Most viruses do something harmful, such as removing or damaging files. There is an mIRC virus that will make you start a DCC Send to everyone on a channel; if someone sends you something with DCC, be very careful before you accept it.

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