Companion virus

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope
Computer Virus

A companion virus is a computer virus that stores itself in a file that is named similar to another program file that is commonly executed. When that file is executed, the virus will infect the computer or perform malicious steps such as deleting the files on your computer hard drive.

The first known companion virus was the Globe virus, which was first detected in 1992.

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