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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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Infector and susceptible occupants move through the indoor environment, and due to these movements, relative to each other, cough droplets can be released at several (1) distances, (2) postures, (3) positions around the susceptible occupant, and (4) relative orientations between the infector and susceptible occupants breathing zone.
Fungal foot infector in patients with diabetes mellitus- results of two independent investigators.
The worm generates an IP address and uses that IP address to communicate to potential victim, when the IP address is unused; the router returned an ICMP "Destination Unreachable" to infector computer [3] (see figure 1).
Third reason is that there is a decline in its reproductive efficiency because of the egg sheath infector.
The same booby-trapped website, which runs code to detect whether surfers are using Mac or Windows PCs, is a equal opportunity infector that also deploys code designs to infect Windows PCs using similar social-engineering trickery.
A polymorphic file infector claimed sixth place this month, and if that sounds dangerous, it is.
They go on further and classify them as File infector viruses, system or boot record viruses and macroviruses.
81 % of detections for April although this time around it is used as a dropped component for some other threat: A sign, maybe, that it has outlived its effectiveness as an infector and is used now only for the control functionality it provides to an attacker.
Our virus relates to the family of file infector viruses and is named "Avpo".
We're pleased to learn that we detected 100% of viruses across the board, including in-the-wild, worms and bots, polymorphic, and file infector viruses," said Anton Zajac, CEO of ESET, LLC.
A file infector is written in MinGW and uses encrypting technologies and can damage files beyond repair.
She further proposes that given such a mounting sense of estrangement "the anonymous AIDS infector might be preferable to the one we know and that public danger is far more desirable than danger in our homes" (140).