Why You Don’t Want Worms!

What Is A Computer Worm?


A ‘worm’ is a type of self-propagating computer virus, examples of which would be Storm or Confiker.

Typically, a worm is a small piece of code, or an algorithm, that copies itself all over a computer or network.

This is usually for the purpose of causing damage, whether that be eating up resources, or shutting the system down.

Their detrimental effect is often similar to that of computer viruses.

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Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.


  1. Ha ha, I liked that one too.

  2. I just wanted to say that I think that worm picture is real cute.

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