Computer viruses: how companies can protect their systems

Joan C. Hubbard (University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia, USA)
Karen A. Forcht (James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA)

Industrial Management & Data Systems

ISSN: 0263-5577

Publication date: 1 February 1998


A computer virus is a program that can infect other programs by modifying them to include a copy of itself. When the infected programs are executed, the virus spreads itself to still other programs. Today’s society has seen a dramatic increase in the use of computers; as a result, businesses must take even more precautions to guard against the introduction of computer viruses into their systems.



Hubbard, J.C. and Forcht, K.A. (1998), "Computer viruses: how companies can protect their systems", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 98 No. 1, pp. 12-16.

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