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Definition[]

A scripting virus is very similar to macro viruses. The primary difference is that a macro virus is written in a language understood by a particular application, such as a word processor, whereas a scripting virus is written in a language understood by a service run by the operating system.

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For example, the Windows Scripting Host feature on some Microsoft Windows operating system can execute scripts written in VBScript. Examples of well-known scripting viruses are First virus and Love Stages.

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