[Help] What is the promary difference between a virus and a worm?

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    [Help] What is the primary difference between a virus and a worm?

    Hi I need help here,

    1. What is the primary difference between a virus and a worm?

    2. How does a virus spread?

    3. What is a worm? How does it differ from a virus?

    4. How does a worm work? How does it spread?

    Any kind soul in here? Please help...

    Thanks in advance...
    Last edited by johny780; 09-15-2006 at 01:04 AM.

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    1. A square is a rectangle.
    2. Many different ways.
    3. See 1.
    4. See 2.

    EDIT: Btw, check the link in my sig... google before asking.
    Last edited by Wraithan; 09-15-2006 at 12:57 AM.

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    Wow, does this smell like homework or what?

    Try...GOOGLE!
    If you understand what you're doing, you're not learning anything.

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    What is the primary difference between a virus and a worm?
    Virus
    A virus is something you catch when you get a cold or the flu.

    Worm
    A worm is a slimy little dude that crawls on the ground. They love to come out when it rains.
    Good for fishing too.

    The differences between them should be obvious.

    2. How does a virus spread?
    Usually through contact with an infected person.

    3. What is a worm? How does it differ from a virus?
    Didn't we already cover this in question 1?

    4. How does a worm work? How does it spread?
    How the hell am I supposed to know how a worm works? This isn't a biology forum. And to my knowledge worms spread a bit when it rains, and when they eat too much.

    Any kind soul in here?
    No there are no kind souls in here.

    Thanks in advance...
    Your welcome.

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    Some worms are also parasites! Be careful when travelling to exotic countries; beware of what you can catch and take preventative measures.

    This type of post is explicitly against the rules, which you should have read before posting at all. Do not ask again.

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    When in doubt, wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_virus

    That should provide you with all the reference material you'll need.

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