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infect

verb adulterate, befoul, besmirch, blight, canker, cause illness, contaminare, contaminate, corrupt, debase, defile, dirty, empoison, envenom, foul, harm, make ill, make impure, pervert, poison, pollute, render unclean, smirch, soil, spoil, stain, sully, taint, tarnish, transmit disease, vitiate, vitiis inficere
See also: adulterate, contaminate, foment, harm, motivate, pervert, pollute, taint

infect

in international law, to taint with crime or illegality; to expose to penalty or subject to forfeiture.
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Noakes and Sleigh (2009) developed a stochastic Wells-Riley model and coupled it with a multizonal ventilation model to account for proximity of the infector to susceptible and to incorporate mixing in interconnected spaces with each of the zones that were considered as perfectly mixed.
A file infector is written in MinGW and uses encrypting technologies and can damage files beyond repair.
With the virtual disappearance of mass-mailers form the top infectors, the trend towards consolidation seems to have reduced somewhat," commented Viorel Canja, head of BitDefender Labs.
File infectors are parasitic viruses that operate in memory.
They're combining multiple different aspects we've seen before: the backdoor Trojan or the creation of vulnerabilities or the exploitation of vulnerabilities, the speed of the mass-mailer replication, and the active network infectors that we've had for the past two years," says Vincent Weafer, senior director of the security response division of Internet security technology and anti-virus company Symantec.
In order to obtain the ICSA On-Demand/On-Access Anti-Virus Product Certification on Windows 2000 systems, AntiVirus Expert needed to detect 100% of the viruses currently known to exist "in-the-wild", as well as, detect 100% of the ICSA Lab's test suites, which included a polymorphic virus test set and those viruses known to be common infectors and have yet to be named to the WildList.
An abundance of other tick targets could dilute the concentration of such dangerously good infectors and thus slow disease spread, the researchers suggest.
Despite the illusion many lesbians have of being at very low to no risk of infection, the reality is that sexually transmitted diseases are equal-opportunity infectors.
As infectors (I), they potentially transmit the disease to others for a period of time ([gamma]) before they are removed (R) from the process.
Parasitic infectors are viruses that modify existing files on a disk, injecting code into the file where it resides.
One questions why boys should not also be treated as they are often the major infectors as they get older.