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infect

[in′fekt]
(medicine)
To cause an infection, as by contamination with or invasion by a pathogen.
(microbiology)
To cause a phage infection of bacteria.
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For a typical sitting/standing distance between the infector and the receptor, the receptor's exposure is strongly influenced by the respiratory characteristics of the infector.
The concept of overall inhalation fraction to characterize a room with a single iF value taking into consideration the impact of different air streamlines, distances, and direction between infector and susceptible occupants is very similar to the concept of a single air exchange value to characterize a whole room.
BitDefender noted that file infectors replaced the mass e-mailed viruses which were the main concern during the first quarter this year, with only the Netsky.
Among the trends found, BitDefender Labs saw that file infectors replaced the mass e-mailed viruses that were a concern in the first quarter.
In terms of his infector, Robert suspects that it was his partner at the time and who subsequently died of AIDS.
What troubles me, is that detection for the CIH virus has been added nearly two years ago by a majority of the anti-virus software vendors and yet we still see CIH listed as a common infector," Said Steven Sundermeier Product Manager at Central Command Inc.
Another major type of threat that has contributed to the recent increase is the 32-bit worm infector, which is a characteristic that makes up threats such as Netsky, Bagle and Lovgate.
We have seen a significant peak in confirmed infections over the last 30 days of Worm/Klez-E, over this period it has been our top infector.
Forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the ability of HouseCall to scan, detect and clean all `in the wild' and common infector viruses.
Nimda, a mass mailing Internet worm and file infector, first appeared on September 18th and marked the second successful new virus for the month with the attached filename, README.
4099 is a parasitic Win32 PE (portable executable) file infector that can spread through e-mail as an attachment and on floppy disks.