a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer
- A virus infected Tom's computer.
- It's a lot less likely for a Macintosh computer to have a virus than a computer running Windows.
- self-assessment of whether the individual’s current computer or Internet skills are sufficient to protect the private computer from virus or other computer infection (yes; no; not applicable).
- occurrence of computer virus resulting in loss of information or time through using the Internet in the last twelve months,
- use of any kind of IT security software or tool (anti-virus, anti-spam, firewall, etc.) in order to protect the private computer and data (yes, no, don’t know, not applicable because the individual does not use a computer),
- problems experienced through using the Internet for private purposes in the last 12 months: catching a virus or other computer infection (e.g. worm or Trojan horse) resulting in loss of information or time,
- level of concern regarding Internet usage for private purposes: catching a virus or other computer infection (e.g. worm or Trojan horse) resulting in loss of information or time (strongly, mildly, not at all),