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Is w32.bugbear@.mm a virus or a worm?

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Bugbear is a blended threat, thus acting as both a virus in the way it spreads and a Trojan in what it does. Sometimes it is easier to simply say virus when referring to specific malware.


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This was first published in October 2002

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