be malicious

See: persecute
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The security appliance used by SBC PremierSERV Managed IPS is designed to detect the presence of the worm or virus on the re-connected laptop, test to verify if it is malicious, and, if determined to be malicious, quarantine the infected laptop to prevent the spread of the worm to other network hosts.
Executable files can be malicious script, MS Office documents containing malicious macros and even malicious screensaver files.