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What is a virus?

A virus is a parasitic malware that attaches itself to a host file or the MBR (Master Boot Record). It replicates itself inside the victim's computer by modifying other programs and inserting its own code. A virus can cause billions of dollars worth of economic damage to businesses. It is designed to jump from one system to another, making it a nuisance for modern computer systems.


In Netenrich

Once a virus has successfully attached itself to a program, file, or document inside your system, it will lie dormant until circumstances trigger it to execute code. In other words, a virus will infect your computer if and only if you try to run an infected program. Once executed, the virus can cause unexpected damages, such as software corruption. This is why, it's critical for organizations to have an always-on, scanless attack surface monitoring system. Attack Surface Intelligence, an add-on of Netenrich's Resolution Intelligence Cloud™ does exactly that by keeping you abreast of any vulnerabilities in your system.