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The interesting part is that I still haven't seen one traditional "virus"

Originally, when it was just us geeks using computers, 'virus', 'malware', 'trojan', etc. where different terms for different things.

Now a days, 'virus' is used by the general public & media to refer to any sort of bad programme that should be removed.

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