stealth virus


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stealth virus

A virus that is able to keep itself from being detected. See polymorphic virus.
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But more and more cancers are being linked to the virus, and if an Epstein-Barr virus connection to breast cancer is ever confirmed, drug companies will quickly take much more of an interest in this stealth virus, he predicts.
The virus had not been identified in 1968 when he received the transfusions, but some experts now suspect that much of the blood and blood products shipped to Vietnam during the war were contaminated with the stealth virus.
The stealth virus hides itself by lying to the system about such information as date and size of a file.