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A virus is an obligate intracellular parasitic acellular microorganism, consisting of protein coat and nucleic acid DNA or RNA and may be enveloped or not. It is a particle that is not defined as being alive, that goes inside you and attacks your cells, and inserts their DNA into your cell, so that your cell makes more of the virus instead of making more of itself.

If you mean in computers, its when malicious code is running in your computer and doing damage. Just like a biological virus, Computer Viruses alter existing code and produce more copies of itself. But it is just computer code and not anything that is alive. If you have this, you should run antivirus software or get help from a computer professional.

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uhm last time I checked cells discrete virus aka soap when toxic... but oky
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a protein-coated molecule consisting of nucleic acid, either DNA or RNA

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Viruses are programs which are created deliberately to damage critical information and data

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