/wɝːm/

noun

  • Similar to a virus, this is a harmful computer program that self-replicates. Worms replicate by making copies of themselves. Typically, worms do not require a person to run them; they replicate automatically.
Example Sentences:What is the difference between a virus and a worm?
Many worms that have been created are only designed to spread, and don't attempt to alter the systems they pass through.
 
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