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A computer virus is a program which can replicate itself into other programs or files stored on your computer. Some viruses are relatively harmless while others can be very destructive and damage valuable data. Computer viruses are commonly spread from one machine to another when someone sends the host virus through the network or carries it to another machine via a removable storage device such as a CD or USB flash drive.
Malware is a generic term which is short for malicious software. It includes things such as tracking software, keyloggers, "bots", rootkits, viruses, trojan horses, worms, etc. More information is available in the Malware FAQ.