I'm not thinking worms, using wikipedia as source is ridiculous at best. What you talking about is TH as I stated, I'm not going to repeat what I already said.TheyCallMeTim13 wrote: ↑Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:01 pmWikipedia.org - Computer virusDeepthroat wrote: ↑Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:34 pm...A TH that replicates itself normally, there's multiple types of Virus and not all replicate.This is false nowadays, FP rates are way below 5% nowadays in most Anti-Virus programs, Windows Defender being one the few that fall short (a little obfuscation is enough to trigger a WD FP).TheyCallMeTim13 wrote: ↑Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:40 pmThe best part is when you consider the fact that most antivirus software has a 40% or higher false negative ratting, meaning 40% of the stuff it says isn't malicious is in fact malicious code. And also they tend to have a 60-80% false positive ratings. (EDIT: this is based on a 7 year old study, no idea what the numbers are now; but in this study "Node 32" scored the best, but was the least known and used).
WD is actually quite annoying as it has buggy exceptions rules and is sensitive to FP, lost count of how many programs (made by me) I had to sent to Microsoft for whitelisting.
"A computer virus is a type of malicious software that, when executed, replicates itself by modifying other computer programs and inserting its own code. When this replication succeeds, the affected areas are then said to be "infected" with a computer virus."
You might be thinking of worms or some other malicious code, but to be a virus it has to self replicate; that's even where the name comes from. I get that it's used incorrectly all the time, but that doesn't make it correct.
And like I said it was like 7 years ago that I read that study (couldn't find it to post). I could only find articles and studies that seemed to be more interested in selling AV software and not really study it; and these gave MS a 3% FP rating. But I don't have accesses to the same libraries anymore (like JSTOR). So it's hard to say.
Here take this, https://www.webroot.com/us/en/resources ... er-viruses
Is from professionals and not kids who edit wikipedia, suggest you read carefully this quote,
Which clearly state not all virus replicate, I can go and grab a similar page of all the Anti-Virus companies who agree with me, believe me this is not a discussion you wanna have with me as I work in cyber security.Some computer viruses are programmed to harm your computer by damaging programs, deleting files, or reformatting the hard drive. Others simply replicate themselves or flood a network with traffic, making it impossible to perform any internet activity. Even less harmful computer viruses can significantly disrupt your system’s performance, sapping computer memory and causing frequent computer crashes.
The description you gave me falls into a TH, and not all virus, which goes in line with what I said earlier.
Replication is an option and not a rule.
If you wanna keep this discussion go ahead, I'll simply go grab more sources from professionals who agree with me, or you can be reasonable and actually learn something.