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vandal

A program that performs a clandestine or malicious function such as extracting a user's password or other data or erasing the hard disk. A vandal differs from a virus, which attaches itself to an existing executable program. The vandal is the full executing entity itself which can be downloaded from the Internet in the form of an ActiveX control, Java applet, browser plug-in or email attachment. See virus.
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A CHRISTMAS tree had its lights switched off for Christmas after vandals struck for the third time.
The vandal also sprayed a 'tag' - supposedly the name of the perpetrator - which said 'DVS',' a name which has previously been linked to graffiti on other buildings in Honley and Holmfirth, including at Holmfirth Cricket Club.
The victim has released CCTV of the suspected vandal but so far police have drawn a blank.
The previous year's vandal came with the words: "Cappy Cook was a crook killer liar theif.
The vandals smashed up the away team's dugout and tried to get into the clubhouse's canteen, leaving dozens of empty beer cans on the pitch at Cae Seilo, Y Felinheli, Gw ynedd.
As the first proper introduction to Vandal history in English, both undergraduate and postgraduate students will profit most from this book.
POLICE went armed with paintbrushes to protect a community garden from mindless vandals.
Vandal afterward told a reporter to "consider the source.
The vandal, who left John, Paul and George alone, struck nearly three months after Starr's controversial appearance on BBC1's Jonathan Ross show.
Twenty years after the events in the Balkans, the Goths and Vandals and other Germanic peoples were again pressing to the west, again probably being propelled by pressures from migrating Huns in the east.
The horror, the discovery in 2001 that more than 600 queer-related books in the San Francisco main public library had been systematically mutilated by a vandal with a small sharp instrument.
By Gilles Vandal (Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press, 2000.