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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2013, Article ID 956893, 9 pages
Research Article

A New Model for Capturing the Spread of Computer Viruses on Complex-Networks

School of Information Engineering, Guangdong Medical College, Dongguan 523808, China

Received 7 September 2013; Revised 31 October 2013; Accepted 1 November 2013

Academic Editor: Jinde Cao

Copyright © 2013 Chunming Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Based on complex network, this paper proposes a novel computer virus propagation model which is motivated by the traditional SEIRQ model. A systematic analysis of this new model shows that the virus-free equilibrium is globally asymptotically stable when its basic reproduction is less than one, and the viral equilibrium is globally attractive when the basic reproduction is greater than one. Some numerical simulations are finally given to illustrate the main results, implying that these results are applicable to depict the dynamics of virus propagation.