Re: Klez.H worm preserved in Debian BTS
Santiago Vila <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Chris Lawrence wrote:
> > spamassassin is nice, but it doesn't scan for viruses (at least, not
> > directly, although some have giveaway subjects). Plus, the common
> > virii often masquerade email addresses, so messages should be scanned
> > regardless of who allegedly sent them.
> I don't see the need to "scan for virii".
The plural of "virus" is not "virii", in any language.
The Latin word "virus" is a second declension neuter, with the stem
"vir"; the plural would be "vira" (though since it's a mass noun, and
an uncommon one at that, it was rarely if ever used in the plural).
The English word "virus" acquired a count noun meaning in biology
(from which the computer usage came), and the plural is "viruses".