File Infector Virus

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NIST SP 800-46

File infectors are viruses that work by attaching themselves to program files, such as word processors and computer games. When the user runs an infected program, the virus adds itself to the computer memory so that it can infect any other program that the user runs. File Infector Virus' were the most common type of virus but are nearly "extinct" due to changes in operating system design.

NIST SP 800-61

A virus that attaches itself to a program file, such as a word processor, spreadsheet application, or game.

NIST SP 800-61r1

A virus that attaches itself to a program file, such as a word processor, spreadsheet application, or game.

NIST SP 800-83

A virus that attaches itself to executable programs, such as word processors, spreadsheet applications, and computer games.