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In 1983, which person was the first to offer a definition of the term 'computer virus'?

[A]. McAfee
[B]. Smith
[C]. Cohen
[D]. Norton

Answer: Option C


1983 Fred Cohen, while working on his dissertation, formally defines a computer virus as 'a computer program that can affect other computer programs by modifying them in such a way as to include a (possibly evolved)copy of itself.'

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