What is zoo? - Definition from WhatIs.com
Part of the Network security glossary:

A zoo is a collection of viruses and worms that exist only in virus and anti-virus labs. Zoos are used to proactively study how malware programs are written and distributed.

This was last updated in April 2005
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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